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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 650 0 Browse Search
John G. Nicolay, A Short Life of Abraham Lincoln, condensed from Nicolay and Hayes' Abraham Lincoln: A History 172 0 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 29. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 156 0 Browse Search
Francis B. Carpenter, Six Months at the White House 154 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 II. 78 0 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 36. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 68 0 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 4. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 64 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) 62 0 Browse Search
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 3. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.) 52 0 Browse Search
William Boynton, Sherman's Historical Raid 50 0 Browse Search
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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1., Washington on the Eve of the War. (search)
ngfield, Ill., May 20, 1860, two days after Mr. Lincoln's first nomination. Yes, your Excellesident. I firmly believe that without them Mr. Lincoln would never have been inaugurated. I beliethe official declaration of the election of Mr. Lincoln, my duties called me to the House of Represed from independent sources. Doubtless, Mr. Lincoln, at his home in Springfield, Ill., receiveds face resemble the portraits I had seen of Mr. Lincoln, and so nearly did his height correspond wi, and that Mr. Swett had come directly from Mr. Lincoln, having his full confidence, to see for himrender certain and safe the inauguration of Mr. Lincoln. He will be very grateful to both. I reresident on the 4th of next month. As President Lincoln approached the capital, it became certaisperate men plotting for the destruction of Mr. Lincoln during his passage through the city, and bytives obtained the details of the plot. Mr. Lincoln passed through Baltimore in advance of the [5 more...]
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1., Holding Kentucky for the Union. (search)
le and threw forward a small force beyond Green River. This resulted in a skirmish between a portion of the 32d Indiana, deployed as skirmishers, and Terry's Texas Cavalry-notable as one of the few fights of the war between infantry skirmishers in the open and cavalry. Nothing else of moment occurred on Buell's main line until the capture of Forts Henry and Donelson compelled Johnston to retire from Bowling Green and leave the road to Nashville open. The letter which follows shows Mr. Lincoln's ideas of what was demanded by the situation: Executive Mansion, Washington, January 13th, 1862. Brigadier-General Buell: My dear sir,--Your dispatch of yesterday is received, in which you say, I have received your letter and General McClellan's, and will at once devote all my efforts to your views and his. In the midst of my many cares, I have not seen or asked to see General McClellan's letter to you. For my own views, I have not offered, and do not now offer them, as orders; and
The Annals of the Civil War Written by Leading Participants North and South (ed. Alexander Kelly McClure), Stonewall Jackson's Valley campaign. (search)
pare to move down the Fredericksburg Railroad, to unite with McClellan before Richmond. On Friday, May 23d, the very day of Jackson's attack at Front Royal, President Lincoln and Secretary Stanton went to Fredericksburg to confer with General McDowell, found that Shields had already reached that point, and determined, after consult day the news from Banks seems to have greatly increased the excitement in Washington. The following telegrams were sent to General McClellan (May 25th) by President Lincoln: The enemy is moving north in sufficient force to drive Banks before him, in precisely what force we cannot tell. He is also threatening Leesburg and Gehich is but twelve miles from Strasburg, while Winchester is eighteen. Fremont was at Wardensville, distant twenty miles from Strasburg, and had telegraphed President Lincoln that he would enter the latter place by five P. M. the next day. The mass of Jackson's forces had marched twenty-five miles to reach Winchester, and his rear
Jubal Anderson Early, Ruth Hairston Early, Lieutenant General Jubal A. Early , C. S. A., Chapter 6: manoeuvring on the Peninsula. (search)
orced since the enemy's advance, by troops from the south side of James River and Wilcox's brigade of G. W. Smith's (now D. R. Jones?) division, the said brigade having been detached from the army under Johnston. The division carried by me now numbered about 8,000 men and officers for duty, it having been increased to that amount by the return of those on furlough and some recruits; so that Magruder's force now amounted to 20,000 men and officers for duty. McClellan, in a telegram to President Lincoln, dated the 7th of April, says: Your telegram of yesterday received. In reply I have to state that my entire force for duty amounts to only about eighty-five thousand men. At that time, except Wilcox's brigade, not a soldier from General Johnston's army had arrived, and my division constituted the next reinforcement received from that army by Magruder. Yorktown had been previously strongly fortified, and some preparations had been made to strengthen the other part of the line, wh
Jubal Anderson Early, Ruth Hairston Early, Lieutenant General Jubal A. Early , C. S. A., Chapter 20: battle of Chancellorsville. (search)
force and the advance of his column; and he found it necessary to look after the new opponent. Sedgwick had moved up the Plank road held by Wilcox's brigade, which gradually retired, and finally made a stand at Salem Church on the Plank road, about five miles from Fredericksburg, when, by a gallant resistance, the head of the column was held at bay until the arrival of McLaws with four brigades, and the further advance of the enemy was effectually opposed. In this condition of things, Lincoln telegraphed to General Hooker's Chief of Staff, who was on the north bank near Falmouth, as follows: War Department, Washington City, May 3, 1863. Major General Butterfield: Where is General Hooker? Where is Sedgwick? Where is Stoneman? A. Lincoln. Sent 4.35 P. M. [See report Committee on the War.] It will be thus seen of what importance to General Lee's own movements were those below at Fredericksburg, and how the capture of the heights in rear of the two affected him. A f
Jubal Anderson Early, Ruth Hairston Early, Lieutenant General Jubal A. Early , C. S. A., Chapter 26: treatment of prisoners, wounded and dead. (search)
men held as prisoners, by imposing on our already overtaxed resources the support of the prisoners themselves, as well as the diminution of the strength of our army by the detail of a force to guard them. While we were in Pennsylvania, President Lincoln had issued an order, declaring that no paroles given, unless at some of the places specified for the exchange of prisoners in the cartel which had been adopted, or in cases of stipulation to that effect by a commanding officer in surrenderiraised by his enemies, whose interest it was to make him appear as a barbarian devoid of humanity, but now that the feelings of that day have subsided, impartial men do not doubt the conformity of the act to the principles of war. So when Mr. Lincoln's order appeared, if the safety of General Lee's army, or the success of his campaign had been jeopardized by the necessity of feeding and guarding the prisoners in our hands, he would have been justified in putting them to death, and the resp
Jubal Anderson Early, Ruth Hairston Early, Lieutenant General Jubal A. Early , C. S. A., Index. (search)
19-21, 223-24, 231-33 Leesburg, 3, 43, 47, 134, 371, 394, 396 Leetown, 383, 384, 409, 410 Leitersburg, 281 Leroy, Lieutenant, 126 Letcher, Governor, 1, 380 Lewis, General, 397 Lewis House, 20, 29 Lewis, Lieutenant Colonel, 359 Lewis, Major, 124, 130 Lewis' Brigade, 384, 386 Lewisburg, 370, 377-79 Lexington, 327-29, 360. 374-75, 379- 380, 473-74, 476 Liberty, 374-76, 378 Liberty Mills, 92, 93, 102, 285 Lilly, General R. D., 100, 126, 397 Lincoln, President A., 58, 218, 287, 290 Little Calf Pasture, 327, 328 Little North Mountain, 368, 407, 429, 430 Little River Pike, 129 Little Washington, 238 Locust Grove, 318-22, 324, 325, 345 Lomax, General L., 407-08, 411, 413- 14, 416, 419, 421-24, 426, 427-30, 433-34, 436, 441, 446, 450, 451, 453-54, 457-58, 461-62, 465-66 Long Bridge, 42, 88 Long, General A. L., 371, 460, 463, 465 Longstreet, General J., 3-10, 12, 15- 19, 31, 33, 47-48, 51, 56, 63, 66-71, 76-77, 86-90, 105-06,
Ulysses S. Grant, Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant, Operations in Mississippi-Longstreet in east Tennessee-commissioned Lieutenant-General-Commanding the armies of the United States-first interview with President Lincoln (search)
t-General-Commanding the armies of the United States-first interview with President Lincoln Soon after his return from Knoxville I ordered Sherman to distribute hded to me on the 9th. It was delivered to me at the Executive Mansion by President Lincoln in the presence of his Cabinet, my eldest son, those of my staff who werethough hailing from Illinois myself, the State of the President, I never met Mr. Lincoln until called to the capital to receive my commission as lieutenant-general. him all their lives. I had also read the remarkable series of debates between Lincoln and Douglas a few years before, when they were rival candidates for the United States Senate. I was then a resident of Missouri, and by no means a Lincoln man in that contest; but I recognized then his great ability. In my first interview with Mr. Lincoln alone he stated to me that he had never professed to be a military man or to know how campaigns should be conducted, and never wanted to interfere
Francis B. Carpenter, Six Months at the White House, Xl. (search)
oln. This gave Mr. R. an excellent autograph of Mr. Lincoln, besides bearing witness to his hospitable and che committee of the Convention appointed to notify Mr. Lincoln of his nomination. He received them at the door, his parlor. On the reception of this committee, Mr. Lincoln appeared somewhat embarrassed, but soon resumed httee, arose, and, with becoming dignity, informed Mr. Lincoln that he and his fellows appeared in behalf of thet to that body his acceptance of the nomination. Mr. Lincoln, with becoming modesty, but very handsomely, reple nomination. After this ceremony had passed, Mr. Lincoln remarked to the company, that as an appropriate cry! Mary! A girl responded to the call, to whom Mr. Lincoln spoke a few words in an under-tone, and, closing the midst, and placed it upon the centre-table. Mr. Lincoln arose, and gravely addressing the company, said: hy with the Republican Convention which nominated Mr. Lincoln; but when he saw, as he did see for himself, his
Francis B. Carpenter, Six Months at the White House, Xli. (search)
ing of the most intimate character, he told Mr. Lincoln frankly, that he ought to remember that a mof that, if I were you. Defrees, replied Mr. Lincoln, that word expresses precisely my idea, and Mr. Defrees took in to him his amendment. Mr. Lincoln met him by saying: Seward found the same faas much amused and interested in a phase of Mr. Lincoln's character which came under his own observs signature. During the first few months, Mr. Lincoln would read each paper carefully through, alech to be delivered upon such an occasion. Mr. Lincoln was writing at his desk, as the clerk enter are to make to-day to the Swiss minister. Mr. Lincoln laid down his pen, and, taking the manuscririt of originality. Within a month after Mr. Lincoln's first accession to office, says the Hon. r, “that's all that made him go!” Now, said Mr. Lincoln, if Mr.--has a presidential chin fly bitingrrow it, provided he could see how it could be made to do something. Raymond's Life of Lincoln. [2 more...]<
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