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Mrs. John A. Logan, Reminiscences of a Soldier's Wife: An Autobiography, Chapter 15: (search)
mainly by Hon. Richard S. Tuthill of Chicago, were as follows: General Grant, Our country ; General Logan, The President and Congress ; General Hurlburt, Army of the Tennessee ; Colonel Vilas, Our first commander ; Admiral Stevens, The Navy ; Leonard Swett, The Mexican War ; General Wilson, Army of the Cumberland ; General Pope, The other armies ; Robert G. Ingersoll, The volunteer soldiers ; Emery A. Storrs, The patriotic people ; General Thomas C. Fletcher, Woman ; Mark Twain, Our babies ; G of the court martial which had been held during the war, the original findings of which sentenced General Fitz-John Porter to be shot. Mr. Lincoln's great heart recoiled at the thought of executing Porter, and he sent for the eminent lawyer Leonard Swett, of Chicago, to come and stay in the White House, to see if it were not possible for him to find some way by which he might change the findings of the court martial. Lincoln wished to spare Porter's life, but to inflict such punishment as wo