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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 22: prisoners.-benevolent operations during the War.--readjustment of National affairs.--conclusion. (search)
esentative Loan, from Missouri, in the course of a debate concerning the duty of the House to proceed to the impeachment of the President, said that the leaders of the rebellion comprehended the advantages of having such a man as the then incumbent, in the Presidential chair. Hence, he said, the assassination of Mr. Lincoln. The crime was committed. The way was made clear for the succession. An assassin's hand, wielded and directed by rebel hand, and paid for by rebel gold, made Andrew Johnson President of the United States of America. The price that he was to pay for his promotion was treachery to the Republic, and fidelity to the party of treason and rebellion. Mr. Loan was called to order. The Speaker decided that he was not out of order, the subject of debate being the charges against the President, of high crimes and misdemeanors, a member having the right, on his own responsibility, to make a specific charge. This decision was appealed from, when the Speaker was sustained
atant, as expressed in bearing and cast of countenance. It is astonishing how accurately, after examining a number of the war photographs of every description, one may distinguish in From the army to the White House: Garfield in 1863—(left to right) Thomas, Wiles, Tyler, Simmons, Drillard, Ducat, Barnett, Goddard, Rosecrans, Garfield, Porter, Bond, Thompson, Sheridan. War-time portraits of six soldiers whose military records assisted them to the Presidential Chair. Brig.-Gen. Andrew Johnson President, 1865-69. General Ulysses S. Grant, President, 1869-77. Bvt. Maj.-Gen. Rutherford B. Hayes President, 1877-81. Maj.-Gen. James A. Garfield President, March to September, 1881. Bvt. Brig.-Gen. Benjamin Harrison President, 1889-93. Brevet Major William McKinley, President, 1897-1901. many cases between fighters and non-combatants. This is true, even when the latter are represented in full army overcoats, with swords and the like, as was customary to some extent with
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Tennessee, (search)
......Nov. 30, 1864 Federals retire from Franklin and occupy Nashville Dec. 1; Hood advances and partially invests Nashville......Dec. 3-14, 1864 Thomas defeats Hood at Nashville......Dec. 15-16, 1864 Constitutional amendment abolishing slavery framed by a convention which sits at Nashville, Jan. 9 to Jan. 26, 1865, ratified by a vote of the people, 21,104 to 40......Feb. 22, 1865 Legislature ratifies the Thirteenth Amendment......April 5, 1865 President Lincoln dies, Andrew Johnson President......April 15, 1865 Law disfranchising all citizens who have voluntarily borne arms for or aided the Confederate government......1866 Law making negroes and Indians competent witnesses......1866 Race riot in Memphis; twenty-four negroes killed......May 1-3, 1866 Fourteenth Amendment to Constitution ratified......July 19, 1866 Tennessee readmitted into the Union by act approved......July 24, 1866 All distinction of race or color in qualifications for electors abol