Early Life of Abraham Lincoln. His Own Record. His Ancestry.
Changes of Residence. Death and Funeral of his Mother. Entrance upon
Political Life. A Member of the Legislature and of Congress. The
THE LINCOLN-DOUGLAS DEBATE.
Presidential Campaign of 185fi. Douglas at Springfield in 1857.
Reply. The Great Debate. Eloquent Defence of the Doctrines of the
Republican Party. Result of the Contest
MR. LINCOLN AND THE PRESIDENCY.
The Campaign of 1859 in Ohio. Mr. Lincoln's Speeches at Columbus and
Cincinnati. His Visit to the East. In New York City. The Great
Speech at Cooper Institute. Mr. Lincoln nominated for the
Presidency. His Election
FROM THE ELECTION, NOVEMBER 6, 1860, TO THE INAUGURATION, MARCH 4,
The Presidential Election. Secession of South Carolina. Formation
of the Rebel Confederacy. The Objects of Secession. Secession
Movements in Washington. Debates in Congress. The Crittenden
Resolutions. Conciliatory Action of Congress. The Peace Conference.
Action of Congress. The Secession Movement unchecked
FROM SPRINGFIELD TO WASHINGTON.
Speech at Indianapolis. Arrival and Speech at Cincinnati. Speech at
Speech at Pittsburg. Arrival and Speech at Cleveland. Arrival
at Buffalo. At Rochester and Syracuse. At Albany. Speech at Ponghkeepsie.
In New York. Reply to the Mayor of New York. In New Jersey. Arrival
at Philadelphia. Speech in Philadelphia. At Harrisburg. Arrival and
Reception at Washington
FROM THE INAUGURATION TO THE MEETING OF CONGRESS, JULY 4, 1801.
The Inaugural Address. Organization of the Government. The
Bombardment of Fort Sumter. Passage of Troops through Baltimore.
Interview with the Mayor of Baltimore. The Blockade of Rebel Ports.
The President and the Virginia Commissioners. Instruction to our
Ministers abroad. Recognition of the Rebels as Belligerents. Rights
THE EXTRA SESSION OF CONGRESS, AND THE MILITARY EVENTS OF THE SUMMER
First Annual Message. Action of Congress. Slavery and Confiscation. The
Defeat at Bull Run. Treatment of the Slavery Question. General Fremont
and the President. The Trent Affair
THE REGULAR SESSION OF CONGRESS, DECEMBER, 1861. THE MESSAGE.
Meeting of Congress. President's Message. Disposition of Congress.
Slavery in Territories and District of Columbia. Proposed Aid to
by Slave States. The Debate in Congress. The President and
General Hunter. The Border State Representatives. The Border State
Reply. The Finances. The Confiscation Bill. The President's Action
and Opinions. The President's Message. Message in Regard to Mr.
Cameron. The President and his Cabinet. Close of the Session of
The President's Letter to Mr. Greeley. The President and the
Chicago Convention. Proclamation of Emancipation Page 212
THE MILITARY ADMINISTRATION OF 1862. THE PRESIDENT AND GENERAL McCLELLAN.
General McClellan succeeds McDowell. The President's Order for an
The Movement to the Peninsula. Rebel Evacuation of Manassas.
Arrangements for the Peninsular Movement. The President's
Letter to General McClellan. The Rebel Strength at Yorktown. The Battle
of "Williamsburg. McClellan's Fear of being Overwhelmed. The
President to McClellan. Jackson's Raid in the Shenandoah Valley. The
President to McClellan. Seven Pines and Fair Oaks. McClellan's
Complaints of McDowell. His Continued Delays. Prepares for Defeat.
Calls for more Men. His Advice to the President. Preparations to
Concentrate the Army. General Halleck to McClellan. Appointment of
General Pope. Imperative Orders to McClellan. McClellan's Failure to
aid Pope. His Excuses for Delay. Proposes to Leave Pope Unaided.
Excuses for Franklin's Delay. His Excuses proved Groundless. His
alleged Lack of Supplies. Advance into Maryland, The President's
Letter to McClellan. He Protests against Delay. McClellan Relieved
from Command. Speech by the President
GENERAL CONDUCT OF THE ADMINISTRATION' IN 1862.
Successes in the Southwest. Recognized Objects of
the War. Relations of the War to Slavery. Our Foreign Relations.
Proposed Mediation of the French Emperor. Reply to the French
Proposal. Secretary Seward's Dispatch. The President's Letter to
Fernando Wood. Observance of the Sabbath
THE CONGRESSIONAL SESSION OF 1862-'63. MESSAGE OF THE
PRESIDENT AND GENERAL ACTION OF THE SESSION.
The President's Message. Are the Rebel States
Aliens ? The Provision for a Draft. Message on the Finances and
Currency. Admission of West Virginia. Close of the Session
ARBITRARY ARRESTS. THE SUSPENSION OF THE WRIT OF HABEAS CORPUS.
Arbitrary Arrests. First Suspension of the Habeas Corpus. Aid and
to the Rebels. Executive Order about Arrests. Appointment of a
Commissioner on Arrests. Opposition to the Government. The Case of
Vallandigham. Governor Seymour on Vallandigham. President Lincoln
on Arrests. President Lincoln on Military Arrests. The President's
Letter to Mr. Corning. The President to the Ohio Committee.
The President on Vallandigham's Case. The Habeas Corpus Suspended.
Proclamation Concerning Aliens. The Draft The New York Riots.
Letter to Governor Seymour. The Draft Resumed and Completed.
MILITARY EVENTS OF 1863. THE REBEL DEFEAT AT GETTYSBURG. FALL
OF VICKSBURG AND PORT HUDSON.
The Battles at Fredericksburg. Rebel Raid into Pennsylvania. Results at
Gettysburg. Vicksburg and Port Hudson Captured. Public Rejoicings.
The President's Speech. Thanksgiving for Victories. Battle of
POLITICAL MOVEMENTS IN MISSOURI. THE STATE ELECTIONS OF 1863.
General Fremont in Missouri. The President's Letter to General Hunter.
Emancipation in Missouri. Appointment of General Schofield. The
President and the Missouri Radicals. The President to the Missouri
Committee The President and General Schofield. The President and
the Churches. Letter to Illinois. The Elections of 1863
THE CONGRESS OF 1863-'64. MESSAGE OJ1 THE PRESIDENT. ACTION OF
THE SESSION. PROGRESS IN RAISING TROOPS.
The President's Message. The Proclamation of Amnesty. Explanatory
Proclamation. Debate on Slavery. Call for Troops. General Blair's
Resignation. Diplomatic Correspondence. Our Relations with England.
France and Mexico. The President and the Monroe Doctrine
MOVEMENTS TOWARDS RECONSTRUCTION.
State Governments in Louisiana and Arkansas. Difference of Views between
the President and Congress. The Rebellion and Labor. The
President on Benevolent Associations. Advancing Action concerning
the Negro Race. Free State Constitutions
MILITARY EVENTS OF THE SPRING AND SUMMER OF 1864.
Battle of the Olustee. Kilpatrick's Raid on Richmond. The Red River
Expedition. The Fort Pillow Massacre. Rebel Atrocities. General
Grant's Advance upon Richmond. Battles in May. Sherman's March to
Atlanta. Rebel Raids in Maryland and Kentucky. Siege of Petersburg.
Martial Law in Kentucky. Draft for Five hundred thousand Men.
Capture of Mobile and Atlanta.
THE POLITICAL CAMPAIGN OF 1864
The Presidential Election. The Cleveland Convention. The Convention at
Baltimore. Mr. Lincoln's Renomination and Acceptance. Popular Feeling
During the Summer. The Arguelles Case. The Forged Proclamation.
The Niagara Falls Conference. The Chicago Convention. Progress
and Result of the Campaign. Popular Joy at the Result
THE MEETING OF CONGRESS AND PROGRESS OF THE WAR.
Condition of the Country at the Meeting of Congress. The Message.
in Congress. Fort Fisher. Death of Edward Everett. Peace
Conference in Hampton Roads. Military Affairs
CLOSE OF THE REBELLION.
The Inaugural Address. Proclamation to Deserters. Speeches by the
Destruction of Lee's Army. The President's Visit to Richmond.
Return to Washington. Close of the "War
THE PRESIDENT'S ASSASSINATION.
The Condition of the Country. Assassination of the President. Murderous
Assault upon Secretary Seward. The Funeral Procession from "Washington
to Springfield, Illinois. Fate of the Assassins. Estimate of Mr.
Lincoln's Character. Conclusion
ANECDOTES AND REMINISCENCES OF PRESIDENT
Mr. Lincoln's Sadness
His Favorite Poem
His Religious Experience
His Humor, Shrewdness, and Sentiment
The Emancipation Proclamation
LETTERS ON SUNDRY OCCASIONS.
To Mr. Lodges, of Kentucky
To General Hooker
To John B. Fry
To Governor Magoffin
To Count Gasparin
THE PRESIDENT AND GENERAL MCCLELLAN
WARNINGS AGAINST ASSASSINATION
REPORTS, DISPATCHES, AND PROCLAMATIONS RELATING TO THE
Secretary Stanton to General Dix
Reward Offered by Secretary Stanton
Flight of the Assassins
The Conspiracy Organized in Canada
Booth Killed. Harold Captured
Reward Offered by President Johnson
Acting Secretary Hunger to Minister Adams
Acting Secretary Hunter to his Subordinates
Orders from Secretary Stanton and General Grant
Orders from Secretary "Welles
Order from Secretary McCulloch
Order from Postmaster-General Dennison
Proclamation by President Johnson of a Day of Humiliation and Mourning.
Secretary Stanton to Minister Adams
IMPORTANT LETTER FROM J. WILKES BOOTH
INDICTMENT OF THE CONSPIRATORS
THE FINDING OF THE COURT