Recollections of President Lincoln and his administration / by L.E. Chittenden.

; Alfred Whital Stern Collection of Lincolniana (Library of Congress) ; Oliver Wendell Holmes Collection (Library of Congress)
New York : Harper and Brothers, 1891.

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Other Authors Alfred Whital Stern Collection of Lincolniana (Library of Congress)
Oliver Wendell Holmes Collection (Library of Congress)
Subjects Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
Politics and government
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1861-1865.
United States.
Description viii, 470 pages, [1] leaf of plates : portrait ; 23 cm
Copyright Date 1891.
Notes Includes index.
Contents Preliminary and explanatory: Origin of this volume ; Its scope and purpose -- A glimpse of a noted campaign: The state elections early in October, 1860, which virtually settled the presidential contest -- Office-seeking by an inexperienced candidate: Appointment to the Peace Conference ; Senator Foot, of Vermont ; His premonitions of rebellion -- Notes on the Peace Conference: The plans of the conspirators ; Adam Gurowski ; James S. Wadsworth -- An official call upon the President: It unites the loyal members of the Conference -- Another official call: General Scott, his loyalty and its influence upon the declaration of the electoral vote -- The 13th of February, 1861: The election of President Lincoln declared ; Firmness of Vice-President Breckinridge ; Anger of the Secessionists -- Another incident of February 13th: Judge Smalley on treason ; Seizure of arms in New York City ; Action of its Mayor -- An altercation in the Peace Conference: Senator Lot M. Morrill and Commodore Stockton ; A test of Northern courage -- The conspiracy of assassination: Its details ; Mr. Lincoln consents to follow the advice of his friends -- How did Mr. Lincoln "get through Baltimore"? -- A second presidential reception: Mr. Lincoln converses with leading Southerners ; His duty to the Constitution -- The last week of President Buchanan's administration -- The inauguration: A memorable scene -- Some notes upon General Scott and Robert E. Lee -- The Nones and Ides of March: The new Cabinet -- A novel induction into office -- The isolation of the Capitol: An alarmed Virginian -- Baltimore blocks the way -- The first volunteer defenders of the Capitol: The plug-uglies of Baltimore ; The Seventh New York and the Eighth Massachusetts Regiments -- The "Trent Affair:" Statesmanship of Mr. Seward -- The antagonism of the regular to the volunteer service: The influence of President Lincoln -- The colored people: Their industry in learning to read ; Their implicit confidence in President Lincoln -- Secretary Cameron: His resignation ; General Fremont: His troubles in the department of the West ; Secretary Stanton: His character ; The Davis commission ; Mr. O'Neill's report on Secretary Stanton's services -- Making $10,000,000 of U.S. bonds under pressure ; The construction of Confederate iron-clad ships in British ship-yards ; The departure of two prevented ; An Englishman offers a great service to our republic: His incognito -- President Lincoln's connection with the origin of armored vessels: His faith in iron-clads ; The influence of Assistant-Secretary Fox: His interview with the President on the 7th of March, 1862 -- President Lincoln's confidence in armored vessels, continued ; The "Monitor" and her battle with the "Merrimac" described by Captain Worden -- Joseph Henry and Abraham Lincoln -- Inter arma, scientia: The Potomac Naturalists' Club -- A night with the Potomac Naturalists' Club ; The giant octopus -- Hospital notes: The wounded from the wilderness ; Charities of the colored poor ; Sisters of Charity ; Anesthetics -- President Lincoln and the Sleeping Sentinel: Erroneous versions of the story ; William Scott, of the Third Vermont, sentenced to death for sleeping on his post: He is pardoned by the President ; His last message to the President ; His death at the Battle of Lee's Mills -- Treasury notes and notes on the treasury -- New moneys of Lincoln's administration: Demand notes ; "Seven-thirties" ; Postage currency ; Fractional currency ; Legal-tender notes, or "Greenbacks:" Their origin, growth, and value -- Grant and McClellan -- The Confederates exchange a party of their prisoners of war -- President Lincoln's story of Daniel Webster -- President Lincoln the unappreciated friend of the South: His offer of compensated emancipation ; He meets a Vermont contractor ; Their impressions of each other -- The professional detective: His employment by the United States and its influence upon the people -- Public misconceptions of the value of salaried officers ; General Stannard -- Was General Thomas loyal? -- The impartial judgment of President Lincoln ; The resignation of Secretary Chase: Its causes and consequences -- The campaign against Washington in 1864: The Battle of Monocacy -- General Early before Washington in 1864: Battle of Fort Stevens -- The judgment of President Lincoln: His coolness in times of excitement ; His faith that the Union cause would be protected against serious disaster ; Four of his letters now first published -- Abraham Lincoln, a sketch of some events in his life.
Genre History.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)587058
(OCoLC)ocm00587058
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Chittenden, L. E. 1824-1900.
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