Are those who opposed his anti-slavery, pro-Union views during the Civil War having the last laugh? The senator from Michigan who was one of the radical Republicans during the conflict, who served on the War Committee, who opposed any expansion of involuntary servitude and worked to pass the Reconstruction Amendments, is finally being removed from the halls of Congress. Well, at least a statue of him is: Detroit News
In a sidebar, the News sums him up thusly, giving his positions but not really reflecting his impact:
A modern, fuller exposition of his contributions to America can be found in Michigan and the Civil War: A Great and Bloody Sacrifice, in a chapter entitled "The War Politicians".