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Lincoln's Early Life, and Education-His Mother-He Volunteers
for the Black Hawk War-Postmaster—Mode of Keeping Gov-
ernment Funds-A Surveyor-Elected to the Legislature-
Studies Law-His Protest Against Slavery-Lincoln at the Bar
-Early Illinois Courts-His Mode of Trying Cases—Accepts a
Challenge—Pleads the Case of the Negro Girl “ Nance"-In
Congress—His Bill to Abolish Slavery–His Practice at the
LINCOLN AND SLAVERY FROM 1854 to 1858.
Lincoln and Douglas Debate at Springfield, 1855–At Peoria-
Election of Trumbull to the Senate Reorganization of Parties
on the Slavery Issue–The Republican Party—Presidential Elec-
tion of 1856–Margaret Garner-Brooks' Assault on Sumner-
Lincoln's Hatred of Slavery-Buchanan-Kansas-Lecompton-
Douglas—The Dred Scott Case-Slavery Dominant, and its
Effects upon the Republic.....
LINCOLN FROM 1857 to 1860—THE LINCOLN AND DOUGLAS DEBATES.
Lincoln's Nomination for the Senate-His Springfield Speech-
Lincoln Challenges Douglas to Joint Discussion - Douglas
PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION OF 1860—ELECTION OF LINCOLN, AND CUL-
MINATION OF THE CONSPIRACY TO DISSOLVE THE UNION.
The Charleston Convention-Douglas—Secessionists Break up the
Convention — Adjourn to Baltimore and Richmond — Douglas
and Breckinridge Nominated—“ Americans” Nominate Bell and
Everett --The Chicago Convention - The Wigwam-Seward-
Lincoln—The Nomination-The Canvass—The “ Wide-Awakes"
-Position of Parties on the Slavery Question-Lincoln Elected
-Conspiracy to Dissolve the Union-Preparations of the Con-
spirators—The North Disarmed......
PROGRESS OF THE CONSPIRACY-FROM THE ELECTION OF LINCOLN TO
HIS ARRIVAL AT WASHINGTON, FEBRUARY,
The Conspiracy Extending-Administration of Buchanan-General
Scott-General Cass—Action of Congress in Winter of 1860-61
-Committee of Thirty-three-Peace Convention-Report of
Adams—Secret Meetings of the Conspirators at the Capitol —
Seven States Secede, and Organize a Provisional Government-
Jefferson Davis-Rebellion Without Excuse-Slavery the Cor-
ner-Stone of the Confederacy-Counting Electoral Votes by Con-
gress-Lincoln Leaves Springfield for Washington—His Journey
-Assassination Plot—His Arrival.......
LINCOLN IN THE WHITE HOUSE.
Lincoln's Inauguration and Inaugural-Douglas and his Prophecy
-Lincoln's Cabinet-Condition of Affairs on the 4th of March,
1861–Benjamin F. Butler's Position—The “ Prodigal Son”.....173
FROM THE 4TH OF MARCH TO THE 4TH OF JULY, 1861—FROM THE IN-
AUGURATION OF LINCOLN TO THE MEETING OF CONGRESS.
The Rebels send Commissioners to Washington-Position of the
Border States—The Rebels Begin the War-Attack on Sumter
- Danger of Washington-President's Call for 75,000 Men-
Douglas Supports Lincoln-Uprising of the People-Murder of
Massachusetts Soldiers-Response of Border States to Call for
Troops--The Northwest-Virginia, Tennessee, Maryland-Henry
Winter Davis--The Clay Guards—Missouri-Blockade of Seced-
ing States--Calls for Additional Troops-Rebels Seize Harper's
Ferry and Gosport Navy Yard—Death of Ellsworth-Great
Britain and France Recognize the Rebels as Belligerents--Lee
and Benedict Arnold-Death of Douglas....
EXTRA SESSION OF CONGRESS-CIVIL POLICY AND MILITARY EVENTS
TO THE CLOSE OF 1861.
Congress-President's Message-Action of Congress-Baker's Re-
ply to Breckinridge-Andrew Johnson-Denounces Davis-The
Rebel Leaders—Prominent Senators and Members—Sumner,
Baker, Fessenden and others -Stevens, Colfax, Lovejoy and
others—Bill to Confiscate the Property and Free the Slaves of
Rebels—The Army not to Return Fugitive Slaves—Crittenden's
Resolution — Bull Run-McClellan in Command—Fremont-
His Emancipation Order—Letter of Holt-President Modifies
the Order-His Reasons—Cameron's Instruction to Sherman in
South Carolina—Military Movements in the Fall of 1861—
Death of Lyon-Ball's Bluff-Death of Baker-Belmont-The
Trent Affair-Arrest of the Maryland Legislature....... ..214
SECOND SESSION THIRTY-SEVENTH CONGRESS- -CONGRESS OF 1862.
President's Message-Report of Secretary of War—Modified by
the President - Stanton Succeeds Cameron - Anti-Slavery
Measures—Article of War Prohibiting the Return of Fugitive
Slaves—Slavery Abolished at the Capital—Prohibited in all the
Territories—Negro Soldiers-Military Orders in Regard to
Slaves-Hunter's Negro Regiments in South Carolina-Wick-
liffe's Resolution-Hunter's Reply-Bill to give Freedom to the
Families of Negro Soldiers....
CONFISCATION AND EMANCIPATION.
Bill to Confiscate the Property and Emancipate the Slaves of Re-
bels-Action of the Senate-Of the House-Speech of Critten-
den-Reply of Lovejoy-Wade, of Ohio-Sedgwick-Passage
of the Bill—Joint Resolution Explanatory thereof-President's
Message-Elliott's Emancipation Resolution-President's Mes-
sage Recommending Gradual and Compensated Emancipation-
Hunter's Order Freeing Slaves in South Carolina, etc-Lincoln
Declares it Unauthorized–His Address to Border State Delega-
tion in Congress...
THE PROCLAMATION OF EMANCIPATION.
Emancipation Demanded by the Free States-Letter of Mr. Gree-
ley-Lincoln's Reply-Interview with Chicago Clergy-Appeal
of the Friends of Freedom-Mr. Lincoln Reads the Proclama-
tion to his Cabinet—Issued on the 22d of September-After the
Battle of Antietam–Incidents Connected with it-How Re-
MILITARY OPERATIONS OF 1862.
Inactivity of McClellan—President's Order for a General Advance
-Active Operations in the West—Battle of Middle Creek—Mill
Spring-Capture of Forts Henry and Donelson — Mitchell's
March to Bowling Green-Union Troops Occupy Nashville-
Capture of Roanoke Island and Newbern-Pea Ridge-New
Madrid - Island Number Ten-Shiloh-Corinth-Capture of
THE PRESIDENT AND GENERAL MCCLELLAN-THE CAMPAIGN AGAINST
The Army of the Potomac-McClellan's Inaction—Plan of the
Campaign-The Monitor and the Merrimac-Yorktown—Wil-
liamsburg—The Chickabominy—The President Urges Action-
Norfolk Taken-McDowell at Fredericksburg–Stonewall Jack-
son's Campaign Down the Valley-Battle of Fair Oaks-Lee in
Command-Mechanicsville—Gaines' Mills, etc—To the James-
Malvern Hill-Harrison's Landing.........
MILITARY OPERATIONS TO THE CLOSE OF 1862—POPE—MCCLELLAN
General Pope Assumes Command of the Army of Virginia-His
Address—Lee Attempts to Overwhelm Him-McClellan Ordered
to Join Pope—His Delay—Ordered to Hasten—He Lingers-
Pope Overwhelmed by Numbers and Driven Back to Washing-
ton—Is Relieved—McClellan Again in Command-Lee Crosses
into Maryland McClellan Pursues—Battles of South Mountain
-Antietam-President Visits the Army-Urges McClellan to
Attack—McClellan Delays—He is Relieved of Command-Fail-
ure-Burnside-Fredericksburg--Movements in the West-Bat-
tle of Perryville—Corinth-Vicksburg-Stone River..............342
THIRD SESSION THIRTY-SEVENTH CONGRESS.
President's Message, December, 1862—Proposal to Aid Missouri in
Emancipation-Bill Authorizing Enrolling Colored Troops-
Enrollment Bill-Debate in Senate and House-Bingham-Cox
-Dunn-Thomas-Senator Wilson-McDougall-Admission of
West Virginia - Debate - Maynard — Stevens - Bingham-
Thomas-Admission of Members from Louisiana-War Powers
of the Governmeut - Arbitrary Arrests — Vallandigham-Lin-
culn's Reply to Albany Meeting - Habeas Corpus-Close of
Thirty-seventh Congress—Speaker Grow's Valedictory.............368
THE CAMPAIGNS OF 1863— VICKSBURG
Plan of the Campaign—The Opening of the Mississippi-Arkansas
Post-Grant's Campaign Against Vicksburg-Grierson's Raid-
Port Hudson-Chancellorville-Lee Invades Maryland-Meade
-Gettysburg–The Gettysburg Cemetery-Everett's Oration-