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Chapter 10. Lincoln's Kansas speeches the Cooper Institute speech New England speeches the Democratic schism- Senator Brown's resolutions Jefferson Davis's resolutions the Charleston convention majority and minority reports cotton State delegations secede Charleston convention Adjourns Democratic Baltimore convention Splits Breckinridge nominated Douglas nominated Bell nominated by Union constitutional convention Chicago convention Lincoln's letters to Pickett and Judd the pivotal States Lincoln nominated During the month of December, 1859, Mr. Lincoln was invited to the Territory of Kansas, where he made speeches at a number of its new and growing towns. In these speeches he laid special emphasis upon the necessity of maintaining undiminished the vigor of the Republican organization and the high plane of the Republican doctrine. We want, and must have, said he, a national policy as to slavery which deals with it as being a wrong. Wh
the march of the troops. On the thirty-first, Warren, working his way toward the White Oak road, was attacked by Lee and driven back on the main line, but rallied, and in the afternoon drove the enemy again into his works. Sheridan, opposed by Pickett with a large force of infantry and cavalry, was also forced back, fighting obstinately, as far as Dinwiddie Court House, from which point he hopefully reported his situation to Grant at dark. Grant, more disturbed than Sheridan himself, rained orders and suggestions all night to effect a concentration at daylight on that portion of the enemy in front of Sheridan; but Pickett, finding himself out of position, silently withdrew during the night, and resumed his strongly intrenched post at Five Forks. Here Sheridan followed him on April I, and repeated the successful tactics of his Shenandoah valley exploits so brilliantly that Lee's right was entirely shattered. This battle of Five Forks should have ended the war. Lee's right was