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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
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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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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 36. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.1 (search)
le that nothing could be done towards persecuting the surrendered Southern Soldiers contrary to his will. Another circumstance which also contributed to save the Southern people from wholesale massacre and confiscation was the fact that President Lincoln, just before his tragic and to the South most calamitous death, had begun to put in operation a plan to rehabilitate and restore to their places in the Union the several Southern States, and after his death the task was recommenced by his successor, Andrew Johnson. Whatever might have been the disposition of the Northern politicians toward Lincoln's movements for Southern reinstatement, when it was undertaken by Andrew Johnson, it created such a state of fury and hate that his impeachment and expulsion from office was immediately attempted by Congress. In a trial of impeachment a committee from the House of Representatives makes the accusations, while the Senate sitting as a court under the presidency of the Chief Justice, he
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 36. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.6 (search)
existence of the institution was always the occasion of grave alarm. Jefferson prophesied that slavery would be the rock upon which the old Union would split. Mr. Lincoln declared in 1858 that this government cannot endure permanently half slave and half free. Mr. Seward asserted that the antagonism between freedom and slavery wves if they please! May they not pronounce all slaves free? Did he with the discernment of a Daniel see and interpret the handwriting on the wall as embodied in Lincoln's emancipation proclamation? In the event of war he asks, May not Congress say that every black man must fight? Did he, with the vision of an Isaiah, look into sister States. This act of the President was unconstitutional and forced Virginia out of the Union, both against her wishes and her interests. The election of Mr. Lincoln, per se, was not a casus belli or a justification of secession. He declared in his inaugural address: I have no purpose, directly or indirectly, to interfere w
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 36. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.7 (search)
ng the Confederate President and his lineage, family and descendants. Physical likeness to his great Antagonist Abraham Lincoln, they were born in adjoining Kentucky counties-both were of Welsh parentage; both fought in the Black Hawk War. By Te supposititious line of Mason and Dixon—received a quarter-column comment and William H. Seward three columns; that Abraham Lincoln in several books averaged five columns, while Jefferson Davis—soldier, Senator, Cabinet minister and leader of a newvil War, that the Christian County birthplace of Jefferson Davis was in the adjoining one to Hardin County, in which Abraham Lincoln first saw the light, a few miles only separating the spots and only eight months the arrival of those famous stars iwo young men caught their first glimpse of war in the Black Hawk War. Davis as Lieutenant in the United States Army, and Lincoln as the Captain of a company of volunteers he had raised and proffered, but which was never in actual conflict. It mig
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 36. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), History of Chimborazo hospital, C. S. A. From the News leader, January 7, 1909. (search)
, agreed to pay in gold on the 29th of March, and on the 3rd of April the city of Richmond was surrendered. Alas! it was not paid. I now call your special attention to the fact that the total number of patients received and treated at Chimborazo Hospital amounted to seventy-six thousand (out of this number about 17,000 were wounded soldiers), and that it was the first military hospital in point of size in this country and in the world, the next largest hospital in this country being the Lincoln, at Washington, D. C., which reported a total number of forty-six thousand patients; and the next largest in the world at large was the Scutari hospital, in the Crimea, which reported a total of thirty thousand to forty thousand patients. The percentage of deaths at Chimborazo was a fraction over nine per cent. Complete records were kept, and are still in existence in the office of the surgeon-general at Washington, D. C., upon which the name of every patient can be found when wanted, and
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 36. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.15 (search)
l of us are ready to pledge ourselves to help you form your cabinet. There is only one point—those fellows from Virginia and the border States want you to promise to strike the first blow. For a moment there was perfect silence. I believe every man in the room held his breath. Mr. Stephens made no reply and Mr. Toombs went on. Those fellows say their States are hanging in the balance, ready to turn with the first blow. They know Buchanan will never dare to strike us; they believe Lincoln will be as cowardly. Now they want the question settled in their States, and they want you to promise when the first opportunity offers, say if the Administration should attempt to reinforce or provision Sumter, you will strike the first blow. For about two heartbeats they faced, that magnificent specimen of manhood and that fragile, emaciated little man. Would not strike the First blow. No, I will never never strike the first blow at the Union, said Mr. Stephens, speakin
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 36. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Virginia Battlefield Park. (search)
a voluntary unincorporated body, to consist of members from Fredericksburg, Orange, Spotsylvania, and Stafford, and gentlemen from each of the counties named and Fredericksburg we selected to push the proposition. These gentlemen at once saw, following in the footsteps of Chickamauga, that an incorporation was not only desirable, but necessary, and thereupon- II. The Fredericksburg and Adjacent National Battlefields Memorial Association of Virginia was chartered February 12, 1898, Abraham Lincoln's birthday, and organized February 22, 1898, Washington's birthday. Among the incorporators a.. over two hundred gentlemen, ex-officers and soldiers of the war of 1861-5, from thirty-eight States of the Union and the District of Columbia. In these incorporators are many of the leaders on each side of the war of 18861-5, such as General Horatio C. King, its president, and for twenty-five years the secretary of the Army of the Potomac; General Orland Smith, the present president of the
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 36. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The monument to Captain Henry Wirz. (search)
nge of prisoners, giving as a reason that they could not give them the attention that they ought to have. President Davis proposed to the Federal government that they should send their own surgeons and medicines to care for the Federal prisoners, with the understanding that the South would send like surgeons and medicines North. The Federal government refused it. President Davis turned a sergeant and several men loose with the understanding that they would go to Washington and tell Mr. Lincoln of the inability of the Confederate government to care for their prisoners, and to ask for their exchange, but the sergeant and men were sent back to prison to die. In August, 1864, Judge Robert Ould, agent of exchange, sent a written statement exhibiting the mortality among the prisoners at Andersonville, to the Federal government. President Davis then offered to turn over to the Federal government without exchange 1,300 sick prisoners at Andersonville in the month of August. The
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 36. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Efforts for Reconstruction in April, 1865. (search)
pers written by the late Judge John A. Campbell. 1. A letter of Judge Campbell to Hon. R. M. T. Hunter, dated October 25th, 1877. 2. A statement of Judge J. A. Campbell addressed to lion. J. J. Speed, Attorney General, U. S., dated August 31, 1865, written from Fort Pulaski, Georgia. 3. A letter of Judge Campbell to Hon. Horace Greely, dated April 26th, 1865, written from Richmond, Va. The above statement and letter relate to certain interviews between Judge Campbell and President A. Lincoln, which took place in Richmond, about the 5th and 6th of April, 1865. I received these documents from the family of Hon. R. M. T. Hunter, having been found by them among Mr. Hunter's privace papers. I was requested by them to deliver them to the family of Judge Campbell, residing in this city. I submitted them to the daughter of Judge Campbell, Mrs. V. D. Groner and was requested by her, through her son, Mr. D. L. Groner, to make such disposition of them as I deemed best, and upon
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 36. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Constitution and the Constitution. (search)
a trust and government as a spoil. Magnitude has taken root as magnanimity. As conclusion of the whole matter, the Washington Post of August 14, 1906, has this to say: Let us be frank about it. The day the people of the North responded to Abraham Lincoln's call for troops to coerce sovereign States, the republic died, and the nation was born. Purified or putrified suffrage. Are these the fruits of a purified or of a putrified suffrage? Where is the moral regeneration for which suchht, valued, followed. A gentleman's inexorable instinct never failed him on any field of daring or of grace. Take him, all in all, he was a fine type of that fine old Virginia gentleman who rose up in a grand unappeasable wrath on the day that Lincoln called for troops to conquer commonwealths. At the last. So life wore to a close; until at last to the sadness of many, on the 29th day of March, 1904, the spark flew upward. Standing not far from him when he breathed his last, I felt tha
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 36. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Index. (search)
to govern themselves by spiritual laws, 314 Jeffreys, Thos. D., 241 Johnston, Gen., Albert Sidney. A Tributary Epitaph to, 104 Jones, Gen. W. E., 100 Keenan, Death of Major, 200 Kentucky in 1788, 33 Kershaw, Gen. J. B., 23 Keysville Guards, 146 Roll of, 147 King, Col. H. H., 167 Lassiter, Charles T., Address of, 126 Lee, Gen. R. E. At Appomattox, 15 His self-denying greatness, 294 The quintessence of Virginia, 294 When a private soldier seized his bridle, 204 Lincoln, Abraham, His kindly feeling toward the South, 254 Emancipation Proclamation of, 60 McLaws, Gen. L., 24 Madison, James, small of stature, 47 Magistrates, The, of Virginia, 303 Mahone Gen. Wm., 171 prowess of, 174 Marshall, John, Sketch of, 45 His unaffected bearing, 309 Marye's Heights, Storming of, 175 Fearful mortality at, 176, 198 Mason, Geo., Sketch of, 50 Memorable Challenge, A, 304 Memphis, Capture of by Forrest, 180 Minor, Benj. Blake, 370 Moffett, W. L., 14th