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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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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 1: the political Conventions in 1860. (search)
Republican Convention, 31. nomination of Abraham Lincoln for the Presidency, 32. the four parties, 33. the contest, and election of Lincoln, 34. In the spring of the year 1861, a civil war wasential candidate, and on the third ballot Abraham Lincoln, of Illinois, was nominated. The announcourned, with nine cheers for the ticket. Mr. Lincoln, the nominee, was at his home in Springfiel telegraph there wrote on a scrap of paper, Mr. Lincoln, you are nominated, and sent a boy with it to the nominee. Mr. Lincoln read it to his friends, and, while they huzzaed lustily, he looked at e is a little woman down at our house, said Mr. Lincoln, in allusion to his wife, as he left the roPresident Ashmun at their head, waited upon Mr. Lincoln, and formally communicated to him, orally, uthority of municipal law. Of this party, Abraham Lincoln was the standard-bearer. 2. The wing otional Constitution. But the election of Mr. Lincoln, which was the result of the great politica
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 2: preliminary rebellious movements. (search)
olina and Tennessee to express a desire for Mr. Lincoln's election. The promise of a United Statesn all occasions, had openly declared, that if Lincoln was elected, he would not remain in the Unions had been matured. before the election of Mr. Lincoln. So early as the 1st of November, 1860, Trome for resistance; that upon the election of Lincoln, Georgia ought to secede from the Union, and were made on the day before the election of Mr. Lincoln. They met with a hearty response. On thaters that he had no doubt of the election of Mr. Lincoln on the morrow, and that then they had arrivive authentic intelligence of the election of Lincoln. It is for South Carolina, in the quickest m, afterward made clear — that months before Mr. Lincoln's election, emissaries of the conspirators ecember, giving as a reason the election of Mr. Lincoln by a party hostile to the people and institisiana will not submit to the Presidency of Mr. Lincoln. The Legislature passed an act providing f[20 more...]
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 3: assembling of Congress.--the President's Message. (search)
r of them having had occasion to act. They were made one of the several pretexts sought by the conspirators for rebellion; and yet some of the bolder ones, who did not care for a pretext, denied that opposition to the Fugitive Slave Law was a grievance to be complained of. The secession of South Carolina, said Robert Barnwell Rhett (the most malignant and unscrupulous of the conspirators in that State), in the Secession Convention, is not an event of a day. It is not any thing produced by Mr. Lincoln's election, or by the non-execution of the Fugitive Slave Law. It is a matter which has been gathering head for thirty years. . . . In regard to the Fugitive Slave Law, I myself doubted its constitutionality, and doubted it on the floor of the Senate, when I was a member of that body. 1850-1851. The States, acting in their sovereign capacity, Lawrence M Keitt. should be responsible for the rendition of fugitive slaves. That was our best security. --It is no spasmodic effort, said Fran
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 4: seditious movements in Congress.--Secession in South Carolina, and its effects. (search)
n any ship in the harbor, for vigilance committees, assuming police powers, had already been formed in Charleston and other places, as a part of the system of coercion put in practice against Union men in the Slave-labor States immediately after Lincoln's election. Orville J. Victor, in the first volume (page 47) of his History of the Southern Rebellion and War for the Union, cites the resolutions of the citizens of Lexington District, South Carolina, in forming a vigilance association, as at of the United States, in such an emergency, has a plain duty to perform. Mr. Buchanan may shirk it, or the emergency may not exist during his administration. If not, then the Union will last through his term of office. If the overt act, on the part of South Carolina, takes place on or after the 4th day of March, 1861, then the duty of executing the laws will devolve upon Mr. Lincoln. The Journal, published at Springfield, Illinois, the home of the President elect. Tail-piece — dagge
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 5: events in Charleston and Charleston harbor in December, 1860.--the conspirators encouraged by the Government policy. (search)
to hold the forts against attack. Memoir of Scott, II. 614. The last sentence gave Floyd a new idea of a method to aid the conspiracy. The Virginia traitors (of whom he was the chief, in efficient action), at that time, contemplated the seizure of the immense Fortress Monroe at Hampton Roads, which guarded the great Navy Yard at Norfolk, and would be of vast importance to the conspirators in executing the scheme entertained by Wise and others, of seizing the National Capital before Lincoln's inauguration, and taking possession of the Government. Floyd would gladly weaken the garrison of Fortress Monroe for that purpose, at the expense of the Charleston forts; and he now said quickly, and with great animation, We have a vessel-of-war (the Brooklyn) held in readiness at Norfolk, and I will send three hundred men in her, from Fort Monroe to Charleston. Scott replied that so many men could not be spared from Fortress Monroe, but might be taken from New York. The same, II. 61
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 7: Secession Conventions in six States. (search)
nd him, and he was elected by an overwhelming majority. but the Legislature was filled with disloyal men. By these and others, immediately after the election of Mr. Lincoln, he was urged to either call the Legislature to a special session, or else a State Convention. He knew how mischievous the action of the Legislature and of sucate States, two of them, still claiming to be United States Senators, have continued to represent Texas in the United States Senate, under the administration of Mr. Lincoln, an administration that the people of Texas have declared odious and not to be borne. Yet Texas has been exposed to obloquy, and forced to occupy the ridiculour, in which he declared that Union and reconstruction were obsolete terms. If there is any Union sentiment in Texas, he said, I am not aware of it. He charged Mr. Lincoln and his Cabinet with the crime of usurping the powers of Congress and waging war against Sovereign States, thereby absolving their allegiance to the National Go
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 8: attitude of the Border Slave-labor States, and of the Free-labor States. (search)
gues to make Maryland subservient to South Carolina. We are told, he said, by the leading spirits of the South Carolina Convention, that neither the election of Mr. Lincoln, nor the non-execution of the Fugitive Slave Law, nor both combined, constitute their grievances. They declare that the real cause of their discontent dates as the middle of February, February 13, 1861. he telegraphed from Washington:--There is no chance for Crittenden's proposition. North Carolina must secede, or aid Lincoln in making war on the South. McPherson's Political History of the United States during the Rebellion, page 41. Finally, by pressure from without, and especiallydely read and more frequently quoted in the South than any other, as the exponent of public opinion in the North, said:--For far less than this [the election of Mr. Lincoln] our fathers seceded from Great Britain; and they left revolution organized in every State, to act whenever it is demanded by public opinion. The confederation
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 9: proceedings in Congress.--departure of conspirators. (search)
e same spot a month before, December 31, 1860. when, with insinuations which only his own malignant nature could conceive, concerning the intentions of the supporters of the Government, and with the usual bravado of his class, he said :--The fortunes of war may be adverse to our arms; you may carry desolation into our peaceful land; and with torch and fire you may set our cities in flames; Benjamin was afterward convicted by testimony in open court, at the trial of the assassins of President Lincoln, of having been one of the chief plotters at Richmond, while he was the so-called Secretary of State of Jefferson Davis, of schemes for burning the cities, steamboats, hospitals, &c., and poisoning the public fountains of water in the Free-labor States. you may even emulate the atrocities of those who, in the war of the Revolution, hounded on the bloodthirsty savage to attacks upon the defenseless frontier; you may, under the protection of your advancing armies, give shelter to the fur
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 10: Peace movements.--Convention of conspirators at Montgomery. (search)
lican, January 23, 1861. and Lieutenant-General Scott, who knew what were the horrors Winfield Scott in 1865. of war, seems to have contemplated this alternative without dread. In a letter addressed to Governor Seward, on the day preceding Mr. Lincoln's inauguration, March 3, 1861. he suggested a limitation of the President's field of action in the premises to four measures, namely:--1st, to adopt the Crittenden Compromise; 2d, to collect duties outside of the ports of seceding States, or ter to Mr. Seward was read to a large public meeting of the friends of Horatio Seymour, during the canvass of that leader for the office of Governor of New York. The letter was used as an implied censure of the policy of the Administration of Mr. Lincoln. General Scott, in vindication of himself, then published a Report on the public defenses, which he had submitted to Mr. Buchanan before he left office, which occasioned a spicy newspaper correspondence between these venerable men. See Nationa
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 11: the Montgomery Convention.--treason of General Twiggs.--Lincoln and Buchanan at the Capital. (search)
hapter 11: the Montgomery Convention.--treason of General Twiggs.--Lincoln and Buchanan at the Capital. Arrogance and folly of the ceople were misled and betrayed the spirit of Jefferson Davis Abraham Lincoln, 274. Mr. Lincoln's departure for Washington City, 275. his Mr. Lincoln's departure for Washington City, 275. his journey and short speeches, 276. conspiracy against his life, 278. his Narrative of his journey from Philadelphia to Washington, 279. the a band of conspirators and the chief minister of a despotism, Abraham Lincoln was journeying from his home in Springfield, Illinois, hundredesty and power of law and the exercise of virtue and justice. Mr. Lincoln was an. eminent representative American, and in his own career iill be recorded on succeeding pages. On the 11th of February, Mr. Lincoln left his home in Springfield for the seat of the National Governcompanied by a few friends. The following persons accompanied Mr. Lincoln :--J. G. Nicolay, private secretary of the President elect; John
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