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ave succeeded the puncheon benches, relieving the children from the agony of sitting on high, backless benches, with their feet dangling inches above the floor. On dark days, and in the evenings when lectures or entertainments are given, electricity or gas floods the schoolroom with light, displacing the tallow dips and oil-lamps which were so inadequate that there was no alternative but to dismiss the school if the clouds obscured the sun. Many ambitious students of that time did as Mr. Lincoln did-gathered up old boards and pieces of wood which had resinous deposits, saving them carefully to burn judiciously in a fireplace, thus furnishing light by which to see to read at night. It was no uncommon thing to see grown men and women lying flat on the floor to enable them to see by the blaze of the burning boards. The majority were unable to read and write, some learning to write their signatures by copying them repeatedly-after they had been written for them-until they could
t in making speeches for the local candidates of the Republican party and in final appeals to the people to defend the Emancipation Proclama- Proclamation which Mr. Lincoln had issued in the name of humanity and freedom for all men. Many times when he was speaking he would be interrupted by bullies who were foolish enough to imagin trials and loss to the service of the men should they be condemned to penal servitude in the military prisons. Hence the ablest men in the country appealed to Mr. Lincoln to issue another proclamation pardoning all deserters who would return to duty on or before a given date. As can readily be imagined, the regiments and comprespectful to everybody, was sober, industrious, and was entitled to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness both by the Declaration of Independence and President Lincoln's proclamation. So I told my friend James Durham that, while I appreciated beyond expression his friendship and warning, I must be frank enough to tell h
quest his powerful influence re-election of Lincoln ordered to report to Grant at city Point. t of the army. Illinois, as the home of Mr. Lincoln, was watched with great anxiety. General Ln won, and closed with a glowing appeal for Mr. Lincoln's re-election, that the war might speedily campaign with Little Mac as the leader. Mr. Lincoln's anxiety to have General Logan enter the celegram from some one in authority, I think Mr. Lincoln himself, to the effect that your presence in. Colonel D. L. Phillips was bearer of Mr. Lincoln's note to General Logan, expressing his fears, and desiring Logan's services, which Mr. Lincoln believed would be potential on account of Gened of the pleasure it gave him to think that Mr. Lincoln had such implicit faith in his power to infbeginning of the war to support McClellan. Mr. Lincoln's friends realized the jeopardy that would our boy gave his life for his country, and Mr. Lincoln is trying to save the Union and our country[17 more...]
of Petersburg and Richmond assassination of Lincoln Lee's surrender Logan reinstated in command of to-day? Grant will be in Richmond soon. Lincoln will be inaugurated as President of a reuniteface. As soon as the election was over and Mr. Lincoln was declared elected, General Logan asked fe overwhelming news of the assassination of Mr. Lincoln, which so exasperated the soldiery that, wi Every day after the assassination of President Lincoln the news which came to the army was of a was continual rejoicing until the shock of Mr. Lincoln's assassination changed it to mourning. Thtor Simon Cameron, of Pennsylvania, who was Mr. Lincoln's Secretary of War, and his wife and daught husbands, fathers, and sons accused of being Lincoln hirelings, negro-lovers, and many other opproebels, traitors, and numerous other names. Mr. Lincoln was held directly responsible for all the ce close of the war and the assassination of Mr. Lincoln. General Logan talked to me very seriously [3 more...]
and Arnold, conspirators in the assassination of Mr. Lincoln, who were then confined on the Dry Tortugas. The his supposed complicity in the assassination of Mr. Lincoln, but had succeeded in vindicating himself withoutd the idea that Mr. Stanton, Secretary of War under Lincoln, was inimical to the consummation of his designs, agreatest excitement since the assassination of President Lincoln prevailed. Every day startling announcements everdy Johnson, and Hon. James A. Harlan, who was Mr. Lincoln's Secretary of the Interior and later senator fro of his ability. He spoke most affectionately of Mr. Lincoln, and was grateful his lines had been cast in the le to do something to further the cause for which Mr. Lincoln had been martyred. We heard much that winter , 1868. The gloom following the assassination of Mr. Lincoln by a madman, immediately upon the dawn of peace ation, and, as many looked upon him as the last of Mr. Lincoln's cabinet, they felt a pang of regret that in so
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ntments, and the political skies seemed clearer than they had been since the assassination of Mr. Lincoln. Few persons knew that Senator J. F. Wilson, of Iowa, then a member of the House, and one ofeservation. The White House at that time was not what it is to-day. During the Civil War Mr. Lincoln permitted every one who desired to see him, whether through curiosity, friendliness, or on bur and tear on everything in the house was something frightful. The excitement which attended Mr. Lincoln's assassination brought great throngs, who were not refused admission to pay their respects t while they lay in state in the east room. When Mr. Johnson and his family succeeded Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln in the staid old mansion they found everything in a shabby condition. Be it said to the credMr. Robeson rented a commodious house on K Street, formerly occupied by Secretary Stanton, of Mr. Lincoln's cabinet. Both the Secretary and Mrs. Robeson were fond of society and understood the art o
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io. Her remarkable beauty attracted much attention. Her famous Titian hair, peach-blow complexion, graceful figure; and bewitching manners seemed to have especially fitted her for the position which she was destined to occupy. Soon after Mr. Lincoln's inauguration Mr. Chase was chosen Secretary of the Treasury and took up his residence in Washington in a commodious house on the corner of Fifth and E Streets, N. W;, which was then considered an eligible part of the city. It was not long bts that had taken place in and near the plain red brick, three-story building that was removed to make place for the present Belasco Theatre. This house had been occupied by Secretary William H. Seward at the time of the assault upon him when Mr. Lincoln was assassinated. Mrs. Belknap's death cast a shadow over the gayeties of the official circles. In March a great sorrow came into our own household through the death of our adopted daughter, the talented and beautiful Kate Logan. Early i
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o endure the daily relentless excoriations of brother senators with whom he had previously been on most intimate terms. He died March 12, 1874, never having regained his wonderful mental and physical vigor. Carl Schurz supported Mr. Sumner in his attacks upon President Grant and the administration. He was a German revolutionist of 1848 and had had a most remarkable career in the United States. He had been teacher, newspaper correspondent, editor, and, as a reward for his support of Mr. Lincoln in the convention of 1860, was made minister to Spain, a position he soon resigned to enter the service during the Civil War. He was made brigadier-general of volunteers, and was assigned to a command in the army. He was in the battles of Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, and other engagements of the Army of the Potomac. He lived first in New York, then Wisconsin, and from there went to Missouri, from which State he was elected to the United States Senate to succeed General John B. Henderso
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exalted position of United States senator in 1845, he was re-elected in 1857 for the term ending 1863. He took an active part in the nomination and election of Mr. Lincoln in 1860, and in consequence resigned his seat in the Senate to accept the position of Secretary of War under Mr. Lincoln. His reputation as a wonderful organizMr. Lincoln. His reputation as a wonderful organizer led Mr. Lincoln to choose him for the then important matter of organizing the Union army. He was the author of the scheme to enlist the negroes, a movement which contributed much to the numbers and strength of the army. Mr. Cameron, like all successful men, had many critics, and surrendered the war portfolio for the ministershMr. Lincoln to choose him for the then important matter of organizing the Union army. He was the author of the scheme to enlist the negroes, a movement which contributed much to the numbers and strength of the army. Mr. Cameron, like all successful men, had many critics, and surrendered the war portfolio for the ministership to Russia in 1862. He had amassed a large fortune and could afford to give the United States her proper place among nations by supplementing the meagre salary of a minister to foreign lands with ample means from his private income. Diplomatic life was not congenial to him or his family, and he soon returned to his beloved nati
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General Grant lived when he joined the army under Mr. Lincoln's first call. Neither Mr. Washburne nor General h sentenced General Fitz-John Porter to be shot. Mr. Lincoln's great heart recoiled at the thought of executinhe might change the findings of the court martial. Lincoln wished to spare Porter's life, but to inflict such ailure to obey orders and disloyalty to Pope. Mr. Lincoln decided that this would be severe enough and returned the case to the court, who finally came to Mr. Lincoln's recommendation in the matter. Mr. Lincoln signedMr. Lincoln signed their second report, which deprived General Porter of his rank in the army and its pay and emoluments. Fit verdict of the court martial, which had received Mr. Lincoln's approval, hoping that as time passed and many o escape all punishment. He further believed that Mr. Lincoln, through the legal advice of one of the greatest memory of the dead. General Logan believed that Mr. Lincoln was perfectly conscientious and incapable of seve
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