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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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Browsing named entities in The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 10: The Armies and the Leaders. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller). You can also browse the collection for Abraham Lincoln or search for Abraham Lincoln in all documents.

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in the flush of her strength and enthusiasm Members of President Lincoln's official family Edwin M. Stanton Secretary of War.on Broadway. The War's great citizen at his moment of triumph: Lincoln reading his second inaugural address on March 4, 1865 Just behished bystanders, grasping his manuscript in both hands, stands Abraham Lincoln. Of all the occasions on which he talked to his countrymen, t social leaders, the people of the Northern States had renominated Lincoln in June, 1864. In November, encouraged by the victories of Farragso powerful that they fully expected to prevent his renomination. Lincoln himself, shortly after his renomination, had come to believe that perate with the President-elect to save the Union. Yet neither in Lincoln's demeanor nor in his inaugural address is there the slightest notrevet Brigadier-General James Grant Wilson, author of Addresses on Lincoln, Grant, Hull, Farragut, etc.; President, New York Genealogical and
Indeed, no more gentle-hearted and kindly man is known to American history, not excepting Abraham Lincoln. Numerous circumstances in the life of Grant illustrate his consideration for others. Aof things. This ordinary exterior, however, made it as difficult for me, as in the case of Abraham Lincoln, to persuade myself that he was destined to be one of the greatest arbiters of human fortunfoe. there was one who was superior to this professional distrust of Grant, and that was Abraham Lincoln. He had found a man who could accomplish, and the fortune of that man was thenceforth secu activities, to be succeeded by the contests in the forum of political discussion; the death of Lincoln and the succession of Johnson following so immediately upon the surrender of Lee threw the wholral distrust of politicians and political methods, and Grant had never learned the art of which Lincoln was the supreme master—that of utilizing the selfish ambitions of men to accomplish great patri
r his own fame and for the Nation that this should have been so. The Republic is fortunate in possessing three men, each consummate in private character, two illustrious in the separate spheres of military and civil command, Lee the soldier, and Lincoln the statesman, and one unique in combining the two high orders of genius, the greatest of Americans, the Father of his Country. At the beginning of the Mexican War, Lee was attached to General Wool's command in the Northern departments. He acircumstances and of the phases of character. To his admirers, on the other hand, who will increase rather than diminish, Lee will remain a hero without fear and without reproach. Lee spent the weeks immediately following the inauguration of Lincoln in a state of great nervous tension. There seems to be little reason to doubt that, had he listened to the overtures made him, he could have had charge of the Union forces to be put in the field. On April 20, 1861, he resigned the colonelcy of
ton he offered most liberal terms of surrender for the Southern armies. Their acceptance would have gone far to prevent the worst of the reconstruction enormities. Unfortunately his first convention with Johnston was disapproved. The death of Lincoln had removed the guiding hand that would have meant so much to the nation. To those who have read his published correspondence and his memoirs Sherman appears in a very human light. He was fluent and frequently reckless in speech and writing, bat the South, though itself at fault, was aggrieved. He could not be prevailed upon to remain, and in February, 1861, he left the seminary and the State. Sherman at once went to Washington where he found the politicians busy, and as they and Lincoln were too radical to suit him, he left, profanely declaring that the politicians have got the country into this trouble; now let them get it out. For two months he was president of a street-railway company in St. Louis, and while here he was a w
rg. At last, on January 26, 1863, he was assigned by President Lincoln to the command of the Army of the Potomac. On the 4tar, this function was exercised in no small degree by President Lincoln. As Secretaries of War, he had in his cabinet Simon d M. Stanton, who served from January 15, 1862, throughout Lincoln's administration, and also under Johnson until May 28, 186ction with his methods that gradually developed among President Lincoln and his advisers. The failure of the army to capturezation in the various commands operating in Virginia, President Lincoln, on June 26, 1862, constituted the Army of Virginia oneral of the Massachusetts State Militia, he answered President Lincoln's call and was placed in command of the Department ofnfantry. James Shields, brave Irish soldier, a friend of Lincoln. George S. Evans, originally Colonel of the 2d Cavalry. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he began the practice of law. Lincoln appointed him United States minister to Spain, but he resi
ed to hold the office for many years. After the war, many other veteran societies were formed, composed not only of officers but of enlisted men of the various armies, corps, and regiments, as well as many naval organizations. Among them, the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States was the first society formed by officers honorably discharged from the service. It was first thought of at a meeting of a group of officers who had met the day after the assassination of President Lincoln for the purpose of passing resolutions on his death. These resolutions were subsequently adopted, and it was determined to effect a permanent organization. This was done May 3, 1865, and a constitution and by-laws were, in part, adopted the same month. The titles of officers, the constitution, and general plan, were, in part, afterward adopted by the Grand Army of the Republic. The essential difference was that first-class membership of the Loyal Legion was restricted to officers.