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William H. Herndon, Jesse William Weik, Herndon's Lincoln: The True Story of a Great Life, Etiam in minimis major, The History and Personal Recollections of Abraham Lincoln by William H. Herndon, for twenty years his friend and Jesse William Weik 1,765 1 Browse Search
Abraham Lincoln, Stephen A. Douglas, Debates of Lincoln and Douglas: Carefully Prepared by the Reporters of Each Party at the times of their Delivery. 1,301 9 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 947 3 Browse Search
John G. Nicolay, A Short Life of Abraham Lincoln, condensed from Nicolay and Hayes' Abraham Lincoln: A History 914 0 Browse Search
Francis B. Carpenter, Six Months at the White House 776 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events, Diary from December 17, 1860 - April 30, 1864 (ed. Frank Moore) 495 1 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 1. (ed. Frank Moore) 485 1 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 27. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 456 0 Browse Search
Hon. J. L. M. Curry , LL.D., William Robertson Garrett , A. M. , Ph.D., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 1.1, Legal Justification of the South in secession, The South as a factor in the territorial expansion of the United States (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 410 0 Browse Search
Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume I. 405 1 Browse Search
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Feb. 13. Abraham Lincoln, of Illinois, and Hannibal Hamlin, of Maine, were declared by Vice-President Breckenridge, elected President and Vice-President of the United States for the four years from March 4, 1861.--(Doc. 36.)--Tribune, Feb. 14. Eight thousand Sharp's rifle cartridges and 10,000 Sharp's rifle primers, were seized by the police in New York city on a Charleston steamer.--Tribune, Feb. 14.
Feb. 23. President-elect Abraham Lincoln arrived in Washington. The published programme of his journey had been abandoned at Harrisburg, which city he left secretly last night.--(Doc. 38.)--Commercial, Feb. 23. United States property, to a great amount, together with the various army posts in Texas, were betrayed to that State by General Twiggs.--(Doc. 89.)--Times, Feb. 26.
March 4. Abraham Lincoln was inaugurated at Washington, sixteenth President of the United States. He kissed the thirty-four States of the Union as representeng being in readiness, Senator Baker, of Oregon, came forward and introduced Mr. Lincoln in these simple words: Fellow-citizens: I introduce to you Abraham Lincoln, Abraham Lincoln, the President-elect of the United States of America. Mr. Lincoln then advanced to a small table, which had been placed for his accommodation, and proceeded to delivMr. Lincoln then advanced to a small table, which had been placed for his accommodation, and proceeded to deliver his inaugural address, every word of which was distinctly heard on the outskirts of the swaying crowd. The oath of office was then administered to Mr. Lincoln byMr. Lincoln by Chief Justice Taney; the procession was again formed, Mr. Lincoln was escorted to the White House, and was duly installed in the office of President of the United SMr. Lincoln was escorted to the White House, and was duly installed in the office of President of the United States.--(Doc. 42.) A State Convention declared Texas out of the Union and Governor Houston issued his proclamation to that effect.
April 9. Governor Curtin, of Pennsylvania, sent a special message to the Legislature to-day, urging the necessity of purchasing arms and reorganizing the military system of that State.--Times, April 10. Jefferson Davis made a requisition on the Governor of Alabama for 3,000 soldiers.--Tribune, April 10. The Charleston Mercury of to-day announces war as declared. Our authorities, it says, yesterday evening received notice from Lincoln's Government, through a special messenger from Washington, that an effort will be made to supply Fort Sumter with provisions and that if this were permitted, no attempt would be made to reinforce it with men! This message comes simultaneously with a fleet, which we understand is now off our bar, waiting for daylight and tide to make the effort threatened. We have patiently submitted to the insolent military domination of a handful of men in our bay for over three months after the declaration of our independence of the United St
event of an attack on the Government, the latter will make an early call upon Pennsylvania for men. Our volunteers labor under great disadvantages in respect to arms, and in a case of emergency many more men would be forthcoming than there are arms to place in their hands.--Philadelphia Press. This morning the Commissioners of the Confederate States left Washington. They are satisfied that no recognition of the Southern Confederacy will ever take place under the administration of President Lincoln. In their final communication they reflect severely on the Administration, taking the ground they have exhausted every resource for a peaceful solution of the existing difficulties, and that if civil war results, on the head of the Federal Government will rest the responsibility. They charge the Administration with gross perfidy, insisting that under the shelter of the pretext and assertion that Fort Sumter was to be evacuated, an immense armada has been despatched to provision and r
mation, an extra session of both Houses of Congress was called for the 4th of July.--(Doc. 57.)--Times, April 15. At Alexandria, Va., the publication of President Lincoln's proclamation has greatly increased the secession feeling. Business of all kinds is completely suspended. Merchants are engaged in discussing the probabilThe impression is that the Virginia Convention will instantaneously pass the ordinance of secession, or call a Border State Convention. At Mobile, Ala., President Lincoln's response to the Virginia Commissioners is regarded as a declaration of war. At Richmond, Va., the President's proclamation is received with general exot signed by United States officers. They were fined $100 each, and some were held subject to for-feiture.--World, April 16. Jefferson Davis replies to President Lincoln's proclamation as follows: Fort Sumter is ours, and nobody is hurt. With mortar, Paixhan, and petard, we tender Old Abe our Beau-regard. --Charlesto
April 18. Governor Harris, of Tennessee, replies to President Lincoln's call for two regiments of troops, by saying that Tennessee will not furnish a single man for coercion, but fifty thousand, if necessary, for the defence of our rights or those of our Southern brothers. --Louisville Democrat, April 21. Governor Jackson, of Missouri, answers Secretary Cameron by telling him that his requisition is illegal, unconstitutional, revolutionary, inhuman, diabolical, and cannot be complied with. Missouri won't furnish a single man for such an unholy crusade.--Charleston Mercury, April 19. John Bell, Niell S. Brown, Bailie Payton, and eight other citizens of Tennessee, issued an address calling upon the people of that State to maintain a position of independence in the present struggle, taking sides with the union and peace of the country against all assailants, whether from the North or the South.--(Doc. 61 1/2.) The Common Council of Boston appropriated $100,000 to p
bly destructive, and, when viewed in connection with the fact that no life was lost, is the most extraordinary case ever recorded in history. --(Doc. 73.) A Mass meeting of citizens in support of the Union, the Constitution and the Government, was held in Union Square, New York City. It was called by leading citizens without distinction of party.--(Doc. 73 1/2.) John C. Breckenridge, Ex-Vice-President, addressed a large audience at Louisville, Ky., this afternoon, denouncing President Lincoln's proclamation as illegal, and saying that he could not make his 75,000 men efficient until after the meeting of Congress. He proposed that Kentucky present herself to Congress on the Fourth of July through her Senators and Representatives, and protest against the settlement of the present difficulties of the country by the sword — meanwhile that Kentucky call a State Convention to aid her Congressmen in presenting such a protest. Should that fail, however, it was the duty and the in
April 22. Several delegations of citizens of Maryland waited upon President Lincoln, to endeavor to procure some countermand of the order for troops to march to Washington. One delegation of thirty, from five Young men's Christian associations of Baltimore, had a prolonged interview, but made no impression upon him.--N. Y. Times, April 25. Gov. Hicks presented to the President a communication again urging the withdrawal of troops from Maryland, a cessation of hostilities, and a refd at Baltimore on the 19th April.--(Doc. 85.) An embargo upon provisions of any kind, and upon steamboats, was declared by the Mayor and Police Board of Baltimore.--(Doc. 86.) The Charleston Mercury of to-day, in an article headed President Lincoln a Usurper, concludes that he will deplore the higherlaw depravity which has governed his counsels. Seeking the sword, in spite of all moral or constitutional restraints and obligations, hoe may perish by the sword. He sleeps already with
Westchester county, N. Y., this afternoon, on the occasion of raising the flag, was addressed by Senator Hall, John Jay, Rev. M. Bogg, of the Episcopal Church, Rev. Mr. Ferris, Dr. Woodcock, Dr. Shores, Mr. Hart, Captain of the Bedford company, Mr. Brown, of the Croton Falls Company, and others.--N. Y. Times, April 27. John W. Ellis, governor of North Carolina, issued a proclamation calling an extra session of the General Assembly of the State, and deprecating the proclamation of President Lincoln asking for troops.--(Doc. 103.) The bridges over Gunpowder River on the Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore Railroad were burned by the rebels of Baltimore. The bridge over Bush River, on the same route, was destroyed last evening about sundown.--N. Y. Herald, April 28. The Baltimore Sun of to-day, has a leader which seems to indicate that the conservative influence is gaining ground in that city. It emphatically declares that it is not a secession paper. It says that t
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