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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
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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events, Diary from December 17, 1860 - April 30, 1864 (ed. Frank Moore) 495 1 Browse Search
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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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Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 4: War. (search)
of the South were not in entire harmony, he had hoped that a possible remedy might be found. Mr. Lincoln received only 1,857,000 of the popular vote, while Breckinridge, Douglas, and Bell received 2 that he would be worth fifty thousand men to their cause. Probably it was due to Scott that Mr. Lincoln requested Mr. Francis Preston Blair to have an interview with Lee, and secure him by the tempering over the republic plumed his wings for flight and the Demon of War reigned supreme. President Lincoln followed this act of war by issuing a proclamation calling for seventyfive thousand troopshe American stage, to the world were revealed two presidential chairs. In one was seated Mr. Abraham Lincoln, in the other Mr. Jefferson Davis. These two chief magistrates were both born in Kentuckrbed the political theories of their respective States. Had Davis been carried to Illinois and Lincoln to Mississippi, in the war between the States Lincoln might have been carrying a Mississippi ri
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 5: invasion of Virginia. (search)
. E. P. Alexander is here. Jimmy Hill, Alston, Jenifer, etc., and I hear that my old colonel, A. S. Johnston, is crossing the plains from California. Preparations for the advance of the Federal army of the Potomac on Manassas were rapidly nearing completion. Everything needed was bountifully provided from an overflowing Treasury. General Scott was still Commander in Chief of the United States Army, and still the possessor of the entire confidence of his country. Mr. Simon Cameron, Mr. Lincoln's Secretary of War, wrote to Mr. John Sherman, then in the field as a volunteer aid-de-camp to General Patterson, that the whole administration has but one safe course in this emergency, and that is to be guided by the counsels of the general in chief in all that relates to the plans, movements, and commands of the campaign. He has superior knowledge, wisdom, and patriotism over any other member of the administration, said Cameron, and enjoys the unlimited confidence of the people, as we
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 7: Atlantic coast defenses.-assigned to duty in Richmond as commander in chief under the direction of the Southern President. (search)
he Federal army considered these various propositions, and, by a vote of eight to four, agreed to approve McClellan's plan of the peninsular route as opposed to Mr. Lincoln's proposition for a movement similar to the one made by McDowell. The difficulties in the way at the time for a change of base to the lower Peninsula were the rought back to Alexandria, a Virginia city a few miles below Washington, where arrangements were made as rapidly as possible to transport them to the Peninsula, Mr. Lincoln stipulating that at least fifty thousand men should be left in and around Washington for its immediate defense. He did not propose to exchange queens, because should much resistance be offered to McClellan's advance on Richmond. After McClellan left Washington, the military governor, General Wadsworth, reported to President Lincoln that he had left only twenty thousand troops for its defense. This report, and General Jackson's movements in the Valley of Virginia, alarmed the Federal au
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 8: commands the army defending Richmond, and seven days battles. (search)
mond to their own security at Washington. Mr. Lincoln telegraphed McClellan on June 20th that Jacnt general. McClellan, in a dispatch to Mr. Lincoln on the 4th, two days afterward, says: We noed in reaching Harrison's Landing. He told Mr. Lincoln that if he were not attacked during that dan reference to sending him re-enforcements, Mr. Lincoln adds a postscript: If at any time you feel tly decided to move it to a safe distance. Mr. Lincoln was naturally solicitous about the securitys joining Pope. Out in the West, too, President Lincoln found his commander in chief, and on Juposition was a most difficult one to fill. Mr. Lincoln's attention was drawn to him by his past rerying office. This appointment was made by Mr. Lincoln immediately after a personal inspection of es and severe fighting. One week afterward Mr. Lincoln was informed by McClellan that he had heardd supplies. On the same day Pope reported to Lincoln that Ewell was at Gordonsville with six thous[6 more...]
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 9: Second battle of Manassas. (search)
the command of even his own army, he simply desired permission to share their fate on the field of battle. Kelton had reported that General Pope was entirely defeated and was falling back to Washington in confusion, and McClellan reports that Mr. Lincoln told him he regarded Washington as lost, and asked him to consent to accept command of all the forces, to which McClellan replied that he would stake his life to save the city, but that Halleck and the President said it would, in their judgmen the mountains he informed Halleck that his enemy was making for Shepherdstown in a perfect panic, and that General Lee had stated publicly the night before that he must admit he had been shockingly whipped, and that Lee was reported wounded. Mr. Lincoln was well pleased with this statement, and replied to McClellan: God bless you and all with you. Destroy the rebel army if possible. A little later, when the Federal commander discovered Lee's army in line of battle waiting an attack, he decli
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 10: Sharpsburg and Fredericksburg. (search)
e day. On the other side Halleck was, with Mr. Lincoln's assistance, putting hot coals on his backetween him and his administration, which President Lincoln's visit to him on October 1st, and chargvercautious, did not diminish. As soon as Lincoln returned to Washington he directed Halleck totongues, which called forth an inquiry from Mr. Lincoln: Will you pardon me for asking what the hort a tremor. Many circumstances directed Mr. Lincoln's course. The entente cordiale between hisial candidate of his party in opposition to Mr. Lincoln, united to effect his removal. It is not tunday I heard of his being closeted with President Lincoln, Secretary Stanton, and General Halleck.he alternative presented to the President. Mr. Lincoln accepted his resignation, and immediately e head and front of the caballed officers. Mr. Lincoln's letter of January 26, 1863, to Hooker, isocum. Then he began to study strategy, for Mr. Lincoln had said, Go forward and give us victories.[1 more...]
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 11: Chancellorsville. (search)
the 13th of April to cross the upper fords of the Rappahannock. Mr. Lincoln, who was alive to all that was going on, telegraphed Hooker: Theevery officer and soldier of this army. And then in a letter to Mr. Lincoln, dated May 13th, 1863, Hooker says: Is it asking too much to inqcClellan with his untruthful bulletins. It is not known whether Mr. Lincoln ever answered this question. The truth is, the Army of the PotoCourt House, some thirty miles distant in another direction. Mr. Lincoln and Halleck would not let Hooker attack Hill, as General Lee super side of the Rappahannock, wrote Halleck. If left to me, said Mr. Lincoln, I would not go south of the Rappahannock upon Lee's moving norty miles north of Fredericksburg, on the road to Washington, and Mr. Lincoln asked him by telegraph if he thought it possible that fifteen thment of another battle, and had been sustained in his opinion by Mr. Lincoln and Secretary Stanton at a council held between them. It was ev
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 12: Gettysburg. (search)
before the last of the Army of the Potomac left the battlefield of Gettysburg. Meade telegraphed Halleck on the 6th that if he could get the Army of the Potomac in hand he would attack Lee if he had not crossed the river, but hoped if misfortune overtook him that a sufficient number of his force would reach Washington and, with what was already there, make it secure. Halleck, from his office in Washington, urged him to Push forward and fight Lee before he can cross the Potomac. And Mr. Lincoln was cramming him with the comforting information that Vicksburg, on the Mississippi, had surrendered to Grant on July 4th, and that if Lee's army could be destroyed, the rebellion would be over. While waiting at Williamsport General Lee received the news of the capture (by raiding Federal cavalry) of his son, General W. H. F. Lee, who was wounded at Brandy Station on June 10th, and had been taken to Hickory Hill, the residence of the Wickhams, near Hanover Court House. He wrote Mrs. L
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 13: campaign in Virginia.-Bristol Station.-mine Run.-Wilderness. (search)
the one then at Dalton, Ga., under J. E. Johnston, and the other in Virginia under Robert E. Lee. The Washington authorities decided that there should be only one head to direct these immense plans of campaign, and it determined the head should be on the shoulders of General U. S. Grant. This officer was commissioned lieutenant general on March 9, 1864, and placed in the command of all the armies of the United States. His success in the West had brought him prominently to the notice of Mr. Lincoln. In the exercise of supreme command his especial attention was to be bestowed upon General Lee, and his headquarters were to be established with Meade's army. Hiram Ulysses, as christened, or Ulysses S. Grant, as he was registered at West Point, was a native of Ohio, who graduated at the United States Military Academy in 1843; was assigned to the Fourth Infantry and became regimental quartermaster; served with distinction in Mexico, and was bold and adventurous — for instance, at Molino
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 14: siege of Petersburg. (search)
uld quietly draw out from his front at night and, gaining a good start, appear in Sherman's front before he could reach him. Having plenty of men, why should he wait for Sherman to join him? I have had a feeling that it is better, said he to Mr. Lincoln, to let Lee's old antagonist give his army the final blow and finish up the job. If the Western armies were ever to put in an appearance against Lee's army, it might give some of our politicians a chance to stir up sectional feeling in claiming everything for the troops from their own section of the country. I see, I see, replied Mr. Lincoln; in fact, my anxiety has been so great that I didn't care where the help came from so the work was perfectly done. Lee, chained to his trenches by his necessities, and waiting for better roads on account of the weak condition of his artillery and transportation animals, gave General Grant the opportunity to get around his lines west of Petersburg, for which he had so long waited. On March
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