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Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 2. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book I:—Richmond. (search)
ould have been more useful elsewhere, after Mr. Lincoln's interference in reducing his force to strDisturbed by the same fears which had beset Mr. Lincoln, the cabinet of Mr. Davis dared no more tha the south, he had received a despatch from Mr. Lincoln informing him that McDowell's corps, reinfo diversion. Confusion was at its height in Mr. Lincoln's cabinet, and the army of the Potomac was rdous position he had just taken. In fact, Mr. Lincoln, while fervently addressing an eloquent appgreed upon a few days before were upset. Mr. Lincoln had visited McDowell at Fredericksburg on teat excitement prevailed in Washington, and Mr. Lincoln telegraphed to the commander of the army ofJackson, which filled the minds of all men. Mr. Lincoln replied to McClellan's despatches with compby the indomitable energy of old Sumner. Mr. Lincoln learned at last that he could no longer deltion, but in whom people soon recognized President Lincoln. He had come to consult with the comman[4 more...]
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 2. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book II:—the naval war. (search)
ccepted by the victors. The mayor, Mr. Monroe, who had made no secret of his profound devotion to the Confederate cause, continued to be the official representative of the city, as he was when he organized its defence in concert with Lovell. Mr. Lincoln had recommended to his generals to simply restore the supreme authority of the Union and the Federal laws, without meddling with the internal affairs of cities and counties otherwise than to enforce respect for those laws. It was hoped at firificant engagements we have just been relating. We allude to Hunter's proclamation abolishing slavery in the three States nominally under his jurisdiction—a proclamation which was condemned by the House of Representatives and repudiated by President Lincoln. We shall, however, confine ourselves in this place to a simple specification of its date, with the intention to speak of it in another chapter, when we shall take occasion to review all the political events which marked the year 1862, and
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 2. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book III:—Maryland. (search)
ood of Richmond. A month had elapsed since Mr. Lincoln, landing on the banks of the James, had comonspired to exercise a fatal influence over Mr. Lincoln's mind, had since continued to embarrass Mce battle of Mechanicsville. Shortly after, Mr. Lincoln revived the rank of commander-in-chief of awould adopt the plan of campaign favored by Mr. Lincoln in opposition to that of landing on the penay he gained the support of the committee. Mr. Lincoln was beset by those who, in the name of publrection of all the armies in the field, and Mr. Lincoln, conscious of his own incompetency, submittthe city of Washington had nothing to fear, Mr. Lincoln two months after beheld Lee marching upon howard the Federal capital. On the same day Mr. Lincoln decided at last to entrust McClellan with tn produced on both sides of the Atlantic if Mr. Lincoln, his cabinet and Congress had found themsela manoeuvre was not very probable; but both Mr. Lincoln and General Halleck firmly believed that th[1 more...]
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 2. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book V:—Tennessee. (search)
envied by many persons, who, in order to prove their capacity, were busying themselves in Washington in projecting expeditions more or less chimerical. Honest Mr. Lincoln was always anxious to accommodate by his tact both the jealousies of ambition and the most divergent plans of campaign; this led to frequent conflicts of authorarrange the plan of conquering it, just as in former days they would have divided the civil offices at their disposal among themselves. It was in this way that Mr. Lincoln had almost promised an independent command to General McClernand, his personal friend. Being unable to obtain Grant's place, McClernand had asked the Presiden 20th, and Sherman for having hastened his departure because he had indirectly, perhaps, obtained knowledge of it? Certainly not. The reorganization ordered by Mr. Lincoln, accompanied by a change of command, would have caused a loss of time, which then appeared very precious, since it was desired to attack Vicksburg while Grant w
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 2. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book VI:—Virginia. (search)
Pennsylvania; they had eagerly responded to Mr. Lincoln's new appeal for troops to fill up the gapsof the complaints of its commander. Honest Mr. Lincoln could not escape from the influence of thehould adopt this plan. It was the one that Mr. Lincoln had recommended to him three weeks before, rest requires it. The motives which decided Mr. Lincoln, the real causes of complaint he may have hurned out in favor of the Democratic party. Mr. Lincoln was made to believe that this result was thpronunciamientos justify this supposition. Mr. Lincoln, well acquainted with political intrigues, ogress of the abolition sentiment, of which Mr. Lincoln's proclamation emancipating the slaves had ing in the army. We have already seen that Mr. Lincoln was wont to apply to military matters the sauthors of the reports which had determined Mr. Lincoln to put so sudden an end to his movements onerienced leaders. By signing such an order Mr. Lincoln would have disorganized the entire army. N[2 more...]
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 2. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book VII:—politics. (search)
other house against some of its members. Mr. Lincoln had not waited for the meeting of Congress her insignificant. On the 7th of November, Mr. Lincoln likewise authorized the raising of Federal a proclamation issued on the 4th of August. Mr. Lincoln ordered a levy of three hundred thousand mis had already assumed fearful proportions. Mr. Lincoln, in his message of December 3d, informed Cocorpus. On the 27th of April an order from Mr. Lincoln, countersigned by Mr. Seward, Secretary of may so express ourselves. At the outset of Mr. Lincoln's administration some of the journals publis passed, its authors, at the suggestion of Mr. Lincoln, destroyed to a certain extent its effects,ase and gradual emancipation. This is what Mr. Lincoln did in his message to Congress of March 6thcharge, and thence sprung the quarrel which Mr. Lincoln cut short by deciding in favor of Hunter. he laws we have enumerated had been passed, Mr. Lincoln, feeling that the slave question could not [27 more...]