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to, by Gen. Banks, 625, 626; question of
admission of Senators from Louisiana,
626; proclamation convening in extra ses-
sion, Feb. 17, 1865, 652, 653; resolutions :
1839, Jan. 4, handling of public moneys in

foreign countries, I, 23.
1861, July 19, quasi-armistice, II, 70.
July 23, imprisonment of John L. Wor-

den, II, 70.
July 25, instructions to U. 8. Ministers

abroad, II, 70.
July 31, appointment of Gen. Lane, II,

71, 72.
(Deo. 14), regarding Dixon 8. Miles, II,

109.
1862, Feb. 5, presentation of American

citizens at the French court, II, 122.
Mar. 11, railway systems in Europe, II,

137.
Mar. 13, attempted seizure of Mr. Fau-

chet, II, 278.
Apr. 17, Lieut. Charles E. Fleming, II,

146.
Apr. 22, Brig.-Gen. Stone, II, 147.
May 22, Mexican affairs, II, 161.
Dec. 5, Indian barbarities in Minnesota,

II, 279.
Dec. 15, requesting report of Reverdy

Johnson, II, 283.
1863, Jan. 13, capture of British vessels

with contraband of war for use of in-
surgents, II, 306.
(Jan. 20),

exportation of contraband of
war for French army in Mexico, II, 303.
Jan. 30, II, 309.
Feb. 5, death of Gen. Ward in China, II,

309.
Feb. 9, visit of M. Mercier to Richmond,

II, 309.
Feb. 10, mediation and arbitration, II,

310.
Feb. 12, II, 310.
Feb. 26, correspondence with working-

men of England, II, 312.
Mar. 11, persons in government employ,

II, 459.
Dec. 16, treatment of Kansas troops

captured by Confederates, II, 469.
1864, Jan. 20, fire at Santiago, Chili, II, 473.

Jan, 26, exchange of prisoners, II, 478.
Jan. 28, colonization of negroes, II, 495.
Feb. 4, reciprocity with the sandwich

Islands, II, 478.
Mar. 1, Union Pacific railroad, II, 493.
Apr. 30, rights of colored troops, II, 519.

Bee also U. 8. CONGRESS.
United States Statutes, revision of, II, 98.
United States Supreme Court, decisions of,

on constitutionality of a national bank, I,
30, 229, 255, 270; sanctioned national banks,
74; arbiter of the Constitution, 220; Doug-
las on resistance to decision in Dred Scott
case, 228, 229; the Dred Scott case in, 241-
244, 263, 603, 610;

former decisions contrary
to that in the Dred Scott case, 255; Jack-
son's position on right to govern coördi-
nate branch of government, 256; Jefferson
on, 269, 270; Lincoln's opposition to Dred
Scott decision, 283, 284; mandatory aspect
of a decision of, 298; Lincoln's charge of
conspiracy against, 303, 313, 328, 396, 397,
466, 467, 485; decision as to rights of Terri-
tories to exclude slavery, 311, 360; Doug-
las'e adherence to its decisions, 317, 447,
473, 518; Douglas's criticism on Lincoln's
strictures on Dred Scott decision, 343; de-
cision as to Congressional prohibition of
slavery in Territories, 357; status of negro
under decision in Dred Scott case, 405-407;
deciden against power of Territory to ex-
clude slavery, 416, 416; Lincoln's denial of

its correct construction of the Constitu-
tion in Dred Scott case, 417; power to
enforce slavery in free States, 420, 421;
decision that Congress has power to char-
ter a national bank, 421; Jefferson's and
Jackson's position on binding political
authority of decisions of, 421, 446, 447, 455 ;
interrogatory propounded to Douglas by
Lincoln as to his acquiescing in Pos-
sible decision of, 445-4A8, 459, 460; Douglas
charges Lincoln with attempting to bring
the Court into disrepute, 454, 455; the
court of last resort, 455, 472; constituted
to expound the Constitution, 473; effect
of Territorial “unfriendly legislation"
on decisions of, 566, 567; decision of con-
stitutional questions by, II, 5; vacancies
on the bench, 97; case of the “New Alma-
den" mine, 393; S. P. Chase nominated
for chief justice of, 616. See also DRED

SCOTT DECISION.
United States Treasury, embarrassments of,

consequent on Mexican war, I, 124; Jet
ferson's proposed application of surplus,
127; Gen. Case's drafts on, 144, 145; provi-
sion for purchase of slaves by, 148 ; plunder
of, by Democratic partizans, 636; diffi-
culty over filling the second and fifth audi-
torships, II, 68; business of the, 96; report
of the Third Auditor of, 147; receipts and
disbursements of, for fiscal year 1861-62,
265; balance in, July 1, 1862, 265; attempted
resignation of Secretary Chase, 282; to
issue $100,000,000, 300, 301 ; vacancy in the
second comptrollership, 360; depositof pri-
vate funds in, 382 ; successful operations
of, 448; fiscal statement, 448, 449; reports
of Secretary of, 449, 607-609; question of
Secretary Chase's résignation, 490; finan-
cial schemes of, 523; resignation of Secre-
tary Chase, 540; David Tod nominated as
Secretary, 540; 'trade regulations of, 553,
554, 580, 581; W. P. Fessenden Secretary
of, 569; regulations of, concerning pur-
chase of products of insurrectionary
States, 579–581; appointment of agents for
purchase of products of insurrectionary
States, 580; satisfactory condition of, 609;
trade permits, 659.
United States Treasury agents, bonds and

compensation of, II, 476.
United States troops, resistance to their

passage through Maryland, II, 164.
United States volunteers, appointment of

Gen. Lane, II, 72.
United States War Department, message

from, II,8; to issue orders for mobiliza-
tion of militia, 34; General Orders of, 43;
resignation of Secretary Cameron from,
114, 115; consideration of cases of military
prisoners, 127; question between Gov.
Gamble and, as to status of Missouri
troops, 260; disbursements of, fiscal year
1861-62, 265; appropriates the Duff Green
building, 289; reports of Secretary of, 449,
609; order from, regarding Methodist
churches, 481.
Upshur County, Va., excepted from insur-

rection proclamation, II, 195.
Urbana, Va., Gen, McClellan's plans for

movement of troops to, II, 120.
Usher, John P., indorses J. A. Wright for

Terre Haute district, II, 218; letter to, re-
garding Illinois claims on public lands,

395.
Usury, opinion on, I, 3.
Utah, acquisition of, 1, 184; demand for Ter-

ritorial government, 185; slavery ques-
tion in, 185, 189, 206-208; reply to Douglas
on, 226, 227 ; polygamy question in, 227 ; the
Compromise of 1850 and the organization

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of the Territory of, 440, 441 ; Douglas re- 69; declared in state of insurrection, 95,

ports bill for Territorial government, 476. 195, 285, 288, 321, 322; contemplated move
Utica, N. Y., address at, Feb. 18, 1861, I, ment to seize railroad between Tennessee
682, 683.

and, 83; Ohio troops for western, #;
Utley, Col., slaves in his camp, II, 259.

question of recovering territory tron,

for the District of Columbia, 100; condi
Vache, Island of. See ISLAND OF VACHE. tion of loyal citizens in western, I;
Vallandigham, C. L., arrested and sent be- renewal of allegiance in the Peninsula,

yond military lines, II, 338, 349-351, 361- 104; the President seeks conference with
363 ; necessity of his arrest questioned, representatives from, 132; Gen. Andersen
342; the President's private position on supposed to have entered the valley ot,
arrest of, 351; appeal to the writ of habeas 173; defense of western, 178, 179, 183;
corpus, 361; candidate for Democratic

troops in, 185; Gen. Scott's views on me
nomination for governor of Ohio, 362; toration ot, to the Union, 187; duty of the
nominated for governor of Ohio, 362, 363; Army of Virginia to protect, 188; guter
claims for his release, 362; his arrest no nor of, requests the President to call for
insult to Ohio, 362; the President's belief volunteers, 194; order for seizure of prop
in his responsibility for hindrance to the erty, and military employment of ede-
military, 362, 363; proposal to grant revo- trabands” in, 212; inquiry as to Brazil
cation of the order concerning, 363; to be presence in, 230; troops from western, for
watched in Ohio, 535.

Tennessee, 253 ; development of, 28; DE
Vance, W.L., draft of letter to, Nov. 22, 1862, cessity of consent of the legislature of, te
II, 257.

separation of West Virginia, 28), *;
Vancouver's Island, the boundary question loyal refugees from, 291; question of ex:
of, II, 23.

emption of Eastern Shore of, in Euane
Vanderbilt, Cornelius, presents the Vander- pation Proclamation, 327; the enemy
bilt to the government, II, 209.

movements in, “ on the skewhorn princk
Vandever, -, indorsement for, regarding ple," 329; matter of compulsory oath to

allotment commissioners in Iowa, II, 112. be taken on Eastern Shore of, 402; appl-
Van Dyke, John, letter to, I, 219.

cation of Emancipation Proclamation in,
Venezuela, commercial and political impor- 402, 403; recruiting colored troops in,

tance, II, 574; reception of Minister from, 484; success of the rebellion in, 542: pel
574; reply to Señor Blas Bruzual, Minister icy on the Eastern Shore of, of holding
from, 574; relations with, 604.

smoky localities responsible for contar
Vermont, resolutions relative to klavery

rations, 591 ; proposed election on the
question, passed by Democratic conven- Eastern Shore, 620; despatch to Gel
tion in, 1, 355; Douglas's birthplace, 366; Butler respecting election on the Eastern
governor of, requests the President to

Shore, 623; probable cessation of reais
call for volunteers, II, 194; signature of pa- tance, 669; limitation of powers of the #
pers for, 220; Presidential election in, 613; called rebel legislature, 676; despatches
complaint by, concerning the draft, 638, to Gen. Weitzel respecting the rebelle
639.

islature of, 675, 676; Army of, see ARNT
Veto power, the, I, 134-136, 492, 679.

OF VIRGINIA,
Vicksburg, Miss., gamblers lynched at, I, Virginia and Tennessee railroad, question
10; purposed junction of Banks and Grant

War of Indep
Warren, W
Warren, Maj

ment at Br
Warrenton,

movement
Halleck at

of operations on, II, 153.
at, II, 304; inquiry from Gen. Hurlbut for Virginia Central railroad, capture by GEL
news from, 318; Grant at, 343; invest- Stoneman, II, 167, 168.
ment of, 385; fall of, 366, 376, 385; Missouri Virginia Convention, resolutions of, II, 1,
troops at, 422; port of, declared closed, 33; reply to a committee from the, April
670.

13, 1861, 32, 33 ; action of, 88.
Victoria, Queen, esteem for, II, 302.

Volunteers, call for 42,034, May 3, 1961

, II,
Vienna, Va., memorandum about defeat at,

41, 42; gratifying result of the call tv,
II, 66; movement of Federal troops by, 67. 58; calls for three-years men, 69; to be
Villard, , call from, in relation to the brought forward as rapidly as possible

,
Pomeroy circular, II, 491.

69; Buckner commissioned as brigadier
Virginia, the Lincoln family in, I, 116, 117, general of, 76; disaffection among, con
177, 596, 638, 650; interested in Mississippi

quent on Frémont's liberation of slares
River improvements, 125; discussion in 81; call for 300,000, July 1, 1862, 14; #
U. 8. House of Representatives as to sal- ference between drafted 'men and, 38
ary of judge of western, 133, 134; owner-
ship, and cession to Federal government,

penalty of discouraging enlistment of

239; raising regiments or, in New Jerses,
of Northwest Territory, 181, 182, 571; slay- 371; to be credited on draft, 398, 485; er
ery in, 192; mulattos in, 234; Supreme piration of term of, 425; call for 300.
Court of, on the status of negroes, 268; Oct. 17, 1863, 425, 426;

meeting at Cooper
Jefferson on the gradual extinction of Institute, to promote raising of, 441; PF
slavery in, 608, 609; the Hanks family in, ment of bounties to veteran, 466, #61; 1,
639; Seward looks to, for revival of Union enlistment of veteran, 490; expiration of
sentiment, II, 13; hostile action by, to be re- commissions in, 624; proclamation cal
pelled, 38; no purpose of invasion of, 38;
acts of rebellion in, 39; blockade of ports

ing for 500,000, July 18, 1864, 550, 681; call

for 300,000, Dec. 19, 1864, 617, 618. See also
of, proclaimed, 39, 412, 670; Major Anderson SOLDIERS; TROOPS.
ordered to raise troops from western, 43; Voss, Arno, I, 354.
repression of Union sentiment in, 58;
state convention on the question of dis- Wachusett," the, captures the Florida,
rupting the Union, 58; movements toward II, 594.
secession, 58; seizure of arsenal at Har- Wade, B. F., I, 538.
per's Ferry by, 57; loyal citizens of, con- Wadsworth, Brig.-Gen. James S...
stitute the state, 69; gives a home to in- pointed military governor of District
surrection,59; probably

a majority in favor Columbia, II, 131; assigned to defend
of Union, 64 ; movement of troops into, 67; Washington,

131; sent to Alexandria, in
forces in western, to act under McClellan, Wainwright, Lieut. Comdg. Jonathan M.

401.
Warwick Ri

142.
Washburn,
II, 430; at

able Conte
Washburn,

election a
governor
requests t
teers, 194;
lectorship
sider the ne

of Represe
Washburne,

235-238, 637,
call for wh
1851, 1, 167:
vention at
admission o
for Congres
pledged aga
States, 453;
to, referring
130; commu
tion of thank

461.
Washington,
€72, 675,67,6
stitutionality
136; cost of
glory of, 63,
22, 615; sim
Dance of 1X
sectionalista
ot, es, r1, .
of tree State
slavery to la

recommended for thanks of Congress, II,

152.
Wainwright, Comdr. Richard, recom-

mended for tbanks of Congress, II, 152.
Wakeman, Abram, letter to, concerning

Confederate commissioners, II, 553; des-
patch to, concerning W. O. Bartlett, 631.
Walborn, C. A., communication to, regard.

ing Fair in Philadelphia, II, 526.
Walker, Fort, capture of, II, 122.
Wallace, Edward, letters to, I, 584, 634.
Wallace, Gen. Lew, telegram to, II, 521 ;

at Baltimore, 521, 617; reliance on his
discretion, 521; commanding Middle De-
partment, 546; ordered to defense of Bal-
timore, 546; defeated at Monocacy, 547;
instructions to, regarding Waters, 617-619.
Wallace, William, letter to, I, 667.
Wallace, Dr. Wiiliam S., I, 584, 634; recom-

mendation of, for pension agent, 155.
Walter, -, appeal for mercy denied, II,

401.
Walthall, Brig. E. C., reported killed at

Chickainauga, II, 412.
Ward, Gen. F. T., death of, in China, II, 309.
Ward,

Capt. James H., opinion on provision-
ing Fort Sumter, II, 16.
Ward, Mrs., desires to take the oath and

return to St. Louis, II, 514.
Waring, -, question of his reoccupation

of his property, II, 601.
War-making power, I, 111, 112.
War of 1812, cost of, I, 32; bounty lands for
volunteers of, 116; Clay's position on, 171,
172; ratification of the treaty of peace, II,
351 ; the draft in, 391.
War of Independence, the, II, 51.
Warren, W.B., letter to, I, 153, 154.
Warren, Maj.-Gen. Gouverneur K., engage-

ment at Bristow Station, II, 428.
Warrenton, Va., Burnside draws up plan of
movement at, II, 294; interview between
Halleck and Burnside at, 295; Meade at,

401.
Warwick River, proposed operations on, II,

142.
Washburn, Gen. C. C., leave of absence for,

II, 430; at Memphis, 589; advised of prob-
able Confederate raid into Kentucky, 589.
Washburn, Israel, Jr., fears regarding his

election as governor of Maine, I, 649, 650;
governor of Maine, telegram to, II, 78;
requests the President to call for volun-
teers, 194; letter to, 198; tendered the col-
lectorship at Portland, Me., 430; to con-
sider the matter of organization of House
of Representatives, 433.
Washburne, E. B., letters to, I, 118, 210-215,

235-238, 637, 650, 658, 660, II, 430, 461; signs
call for Whig Convention at springfield,
1851, I, 167; resolutions of nominating con-
vention at Rockford, 320, 321 ; opposed to
admission of slave states, 366; candidate
for Congress in Galena district, 404, 405;
pledged against admission of more slave
States, 453; interview with, II, 90; letter
to, referring to second Presidential term,
430; communication to, regarding resolu-

tion of thanks and medal for Gen. Grant,
Washington, George, I, 283, 286, 569, 612, 629,

672, 675, 677, 693; reverence for, 15; on con-
stitutionality of a national bank, 30, 74,
136; cost of his administration, 32; the
glory of, 63, 64; position on slavery, 291,
292, 615; signs the bill to enforce the Ordi-
nance of 1787, 600, 627; warning against
sectionalism, 606, 627; Farewell Address
of, 606, 627, IÍ, 126 ; hope for a confederacy
of free States, I, 624; expresses views on
slavery to Lafayette, 627; the first lieuten-

ant-general of the U. 8. army, II, 37 ; one
of the framers of the Constitution, 64;
celebration of his birthday, 1862, 126,
hardships suffered by, 224; words quoted
from, regarding vice and immorality, 254.
Washington, D. Č., local benefit from public

offices in, Í, 126 ; provision for abolition
of slavery in, 148, 149; slave-trade in, 185;
Douglas's organ in, 624; frauds and cor-
ruption at, 636;

reply to mayor of, Feb. 27,
1861, 694; reply to serenade at, Feb. 28,
1861, 694, 695; naval preparations at, II,
25; the bringing of troops to, 36; defense
of, 38, 119, 130, 131, 141, 142, 154, 164, 187, 188,
190, 193, 197, 229, 244, 283, 295, 303, 365, 409,
546, 547, 575, military line between Phila'
delphia and, 39; military line between
New York and, 54; line to be established
between Manassas and, 69; the enemy
within sound of, 83; headquarters of the
army at, 88; ignorance at, of difficulties
in Missouri, 113; besieged, 124; danger of
its sack, 142; question of calling McClel-
lan to defense of, 161 ; put in a state of
siege, 164; establishment of communica-
tion between New York and, 165; trans-
portation on the Rappahannock from, 176;
Gen. Pope in charge at, 188; Halleck's
troops ordered to Richmond by way of,
189; peril of, 190 ; Gen. Keyes's anticipa-
tions of attack on, 202; address at a Union
meeting in, Aug. 6, 1862, 219, 220; con-
struction of railroads concentrating
upon, 303 ; possibility of raids toward, 322;
A. H. Stephens not to be allowed to visit,
364; invitation to J. H. Hackett to visit,
393; returned colonists from Island of
Vache to be brought to, 477; Halleck gen-
eral-in-chief at, 30; camps for negroes
around, 477 ; the President's sojourn at
the Soldiers' Home at, 480; Massachusetts
desires to bring negroes through, 484;
question of Gen. Davidson's going to, 489;
remarks on closing a Sanitary Fair in, 500,
501 ; MoClellan at, 510; city government
of, appeals to the President in behalf of
Henderson, 537; New York militia called
to, 541; the enemy moving on, 546; rumors
of Longstreet's moving on, 547; interrup-
tion of communication between Gen.
Grant and, 555; John W. Forney invited
to, 556; attempted mission of A. H. Steph-
ens to, 560; Gen. Schurz ordered to report
at, 561; salute to be fired at arsenal and
navy-yard, 572, 573; services of the Obio
national guard in defense of, 575;, sere-
nade by loyal Marylanders in, 586 ; invita-
tion to Gen. Logan to visit, 596, 597; the
capitol, 612; Gen. Butler summoned to,
628; attempted escape of ex-Senator

Foote from Richmond to, 628.
Washington, N. C., port of, declared closed,

II, 670.
Washington County, Ky., the Lincoln fam-

ily in, I, 117.
Washingtonian Temperance Society, ad-

dress before, I, 57-64.
Washington Territory, question of slavery

in Territorial Act, I, 207, 208; provisions
of act of admission, 208; convention for
adjustment of Territorial claimssubmitted
to the U. 8. Senate, II, 445.
Watauga, residence of Isaac Lincoln, I,

117, 639; Thomas Lincoln's early life at,
639.
Waterbury, Judge-Adv.-Gen., report of, re-

garding draft in New York, II, 386.
Waterloo, I11., meeting of the Free Democ-

racy at, I, 338, 404.
Waters, Levin A., case of, II, 617-619.
Watson, B. A., letter to, II, 841.

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Watson, P. H., Assistant Secretary of War, Wheeler, B. G., signs call for Whig Copter
letter to, II, 328.

tion at Springheld, 1851, I, 187.
Watterman, Henry, signs call for Whig Whig Party, position on Subtreasury

Convention at Springfield, 1851, I, 167. scheme, I, 21, 22; difference between t'ai
Wayne County, Va., excepted from insur- Buren party and, 35; prospects in I-
rection proclamation, II, 195.

nois, 1840, 40; advice to, regarding conte
Webb, David, applicant for appraisership tions, 72; meeting at Springtield, DIL
at New York, II, 46.

March 1, 1843, 72; recommended to co !
Webb, E. B., signer of whig circular, I, 47. test elections regardless of chances !
Webb, Gen. J. W., offered Ministry at Con- success, 72, 76; address to people of Il
stantinople, II, 43.

nois, March 4, 1843,72-79; demand a nation-
Weber, George, supports Lincoln for Sen. al bank, 74; Democratic attacks 0L.%;
ate, I, 521.

recommends convention system of nomi
Weber, George R., letter to, II, 341.

nating candidates, 76, 77; factions in, ii,
Weber, John, supports Lincoln for Senate, 147; effect of Gen. Harrison's death on
I, 521.

its position in 1843, 78, 79; victory of 14
Webster, Daniel, I, 272, 278, 322, 335, 398, 400, 78; a majority of the nation, 79; honety

686; family loss in Mexican war, 146; hero in, 81; Congressional caucus, Dec. 4, IN,
of the Whig Party, 336; defended Compro- 96; majority in U. S. House of Represei

mise measures of 1850, 322, 398, 399, 475, 477. tatives, 96 ; favor Gen. Taylor for Preg-
Webster, Col. J. D., report of, concerning denoy, 118; position on Texas boundary,
waterways in Illinois, II, 267.

133; believes in self-government, 139:
Webster, Thomas, answer to, regarding sit- sition on Mexican war, 110, 132, 145, 14,
uation at Philadelphia, II, 230, 231.

643 ; losses in Mexican war, 146; call for
Webster County, Ky., matter of refunding convention at Springfield, Ill., 167; b)

money collected in, II, 308.
Webster County, Va., excepted from ingur-

dorses Compromise of 1850, 185, $22, **
rection proclamation, II, 195.

399; national policy of, 202; Lincoln's (vt

nection with, 262, 500, 697; position price
Weed, Thurlow, letters to, I, 648, 659, 669, to 1854, 278; dissolution of, 279; allered

II, 308, 424, 425, 504, 661; connection with plan of Lincoln to Abolitionize, 179, XI,
dispensation of patronage in New York, 461 ; alleged deal of Lincoln to sell out,
I, 669; recommends Christopher Adams
for position in Bureau of Construction, II,

287;. on common platform with Demet

cratic Party on slavery, 322; Douglas's it
44; valedictory to the patrons of the Al- view of its course and principles in Jouet
bany “Evening Journal,” 308; irritated boro joint debate, 335, 336; rule of action
because his suggestions not followed, 504;
compliments the President on his inaugu-

adopted at Convention of 1858, 336; e-

bers become Abolitionists, 400; Dorsisë
ral address, 661.
“ Weehawken," the, U.S. ironclad, engage-

charges Lincoln with attempt to decine

the, 468; alliances with Democrats, 40
ment with the Atlanta, II, 456, 457.
Weimer, John M., II, 514.

Douglas on the, 514, 515; supports Jackwa

in Nullification times, 515; contentino
Weitzel, Maj.-Gen., at Richmond, II, 669, at Philadelphia in 1847, 515; mentes

675, 676; instructions to, regarding rebel
legislature of Virginia, 669, 675, 676.

against Lincoln's party, 521 ; defeated on

tariff question, 584.
Welles, Gideon, suggested for Cabinet po- Whig State Convention of Illinois, 1840, e-

sition, I, 661; Secretary of the Navy, opin- cular of, I, 38, 39.
ion on Fort Sumter, II, 17, 18, 26, 27; let- Whig State Convention, 1841, representatica
ters to, 24, 25, 291, 326, 327, 462, 463; order at, I, 53, 54.
to, May 11, 1861, 46; consulted as to Gen. White, C. A., letter to, II, 360-363.
Gillmore's proposition of independent White, Hugh L., support of, I, 7.
service, 462, 463; matter of dismissal of White, J. W., letters to, II, 208, 360-363

.
Henderson, 537.

White House, Va., Stoneman driven back
Welling, J. C., letter to, regarding resigna-
tion of Gibson, II, 554.

on, II, 191; communication with Media

lan by, cut off, 191 ; limit to enemy's a
Wentworth, John, I, 323, 341, 365, 403; on Gen. yance, 192; removal of sick and wounded

Cass's candidacy, 138; supposed aspira- from, 192; condition of affairs at, 130;
tions for governorship, 239; supports question of communication with, 142
Trumbull, 338.

White men, slave labor an injury to, I, OT!
Westcott, Edward J., difficulties at New-

619; Lincoln's position as between te
bern, N. C., II, 318.
West Point Military Academy, jealousy of

groes and, 614; no struggle between
officers from, II, 359, 360.

groes and, 614, 621, 622; Douglas's vier
West Virginia, movements to protect, II,

as regards negroes and, 620-622; effect

slavery on, II, 223.
181; act for admission of, 283; constitu- White Plains, Gen. Geary at, II, 161; tiriak
tionality of its admission, 283; expediency near, 356.
of its admission, 283, 286, 287; the Presi. Whiteside, Brig.-Gen. S., I, 4, 5.
dent's opinion on the admission of, 285-

Whitesides, Gen., connection with Shields
287; excepted from declaration of States

Lincoln duel, 1, 69-71; Shields's second la
in rebellion, 285, 288, 322; proclamation ad- Butler affair, 71'; challenges Merryman

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mitting into the Union, April 20, 1863, 326; Whitney,

, letter to, I, 219.
admission of, 326, 620; threatened inroads Wickliffc, c. A., governor of Kentucky, LL

.
of the enemy into, 353; call for troops 135; interrogates the President as to me
trom, 353; request to governor of, to send stitutionality of scheme of emancipation
returns of Presidential election, 602; by purchase, 135; defeated for governa
Presidential election in, 613,

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ship, 382.
Wetmore, Prosper M., on committee of Wiegand, Charles, matter of appointment

meeting at Cooper Institute, to promote to command of a brigade, II, 317.
raising of volunteers, II, 441; letter to, Wilcox, Gen., at Cumberland Gap, IL #41;

Dec. 2, 1863, 441, 442.
Wetzel County, Va., excepted from insur-

reports fighting at Knoxville, 411.

Wilcox, Maj.-Gen., c. M., correspondent,
rection proclamation, II, 195.

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dent with Confederate commissioners at
- Hampton Roads, II, 642.
Wilder, A. C., demands removal of Gen.

Schofield, II, 401; telegram to, 401.
Wildman, Frederick S., II, 226.
Wilkes, Capt. Charles, tentative disavowal

of his action, II, 108; action in regard to
the Trent, 110, 113, 117, 120, 127, 128. See

also “TRENT AFFAIR.
Williams, sends Mackinaw trout to

the President, II, 635.
Williams, Archibald, I, 282, 341, 403; letters

to, 118, 122; presents resolutions on death
of Judge Pope, 161; indorses Lincoln's
fee-bill against Ilinois Central R. R. Co.,

219.
Williams, E. B., I, 354.
Williams, Lt.-Col. J. M., colonel of colored

troops in Kansas, request by the gover-

nor for his removal, II, 328.
Williams, John, correspondence with, II,

341, 426, 588, 589; telegram to, regarding
withdrawal of troops from East Tennes-
see, 426.
Williams, Overton, estate of, I, 110.
Williamsburg, question of communication

between White House and, II, 193.
Williamson, Elizabeth, I, 64.
Williamson, Hugh, votes for prohibition of

slavery in Northwest Territory, I, 600.
Williamsport, Banks's retreat to, II, 166,

Maj.-Gen. Banks at, 170, 171, 174; Jackson
crosses the Potomac at, 233; the enemy
crossing the Potomac at, 353, 367; Lee's
position near, 367; possibilities of Meade's
action with Lee at, 377.
Willich, Gen., news brought in by, II, 334.
Wilmington, N. C., expedition to, IÍ, 623,

627; port of, declared closed, 670.
Wilmot, David, author of the Wilmot Pro-

viso, I, 184.
Wilmot Proviso, Gen. Taylor's position on,

I, 136, 138; origin of, 184; Lincoln's votes
for, 218, 515; Lovejoy's resolutions in re-
gard to, 325; application claimed by the
Republican Party, 337 ; indorsed by con-

vention at Naperville, 354.
Wilson, Charles L., I, 236-238.
Wilson, Gen. Edwin C., letter to, I, 666.
Wilson, Henry, I, 317; ÍI, 234.
Wilson, James, case against Campbell, I, 96.
Wilson, J. L., signs call for Whig Conven-

tion at Springfield, 1851, I, 167.
Wilson, Maj., murder of, II, 600.
Wilton, Henry, complaint of partizanship

against, I, 51, 52.
Winchester, ill., Douglas's early life in, I.

281.
Winchester, Va., reinforcements for Man-

assas from, II, 116; Banks's position near,
142; inquiry regarding Confederate move-
ments near, 158; fighting between Banks
and Ewell near, 160; Banks at, 160, 177;
danger of sudden attack at, 161; danger to
Banks's stores and trains at, 161 ; Banks's
retreat to, 162; Banks's race with the Con-
federates for, 163; Banks defeated at, 163;
Ewell and Jackson near, 168; Confederate
operations near, 169; Jackson between
Charlestown and, 169; danger to Frémont
from enemy at, 171; estimate of Confed-
erate force at, 171.; Jackson's force at, 171;
Confederate position near, 173; Shields's
engagement near, 174; orders to Frémont
regarding movement toward, 179; Sigel
at, 179, 183; task of keeping Jackson from
returning to, 180; McClellan recommended
to fight at, 246; condition of railroad from
Harper's Ferry to, 246; McClellan's diff-
culties in subsisting his army at, 246; Gen.
Schenck ordered to Milroy's relief at, 352;

inquiry addressed to Hooker concerning
Ewell's position at, 352; Milroy sur-
rounded at, 352; communication with
Martinsburg and Harper's Ferry cut off,
352; in possession of the enemy, 353; be-
sieged, 353; Gen. Milroy's defeat at, 359;
Gen. Milroy ordered to retreat to Harper's
Ferry from, 359; Halleck's fears for safety
of Milroy'sdivision at, 430; loss of Milroy's
division near, 430, 431 ; Sheridan's victory
at, 578; Maj. Gen. Hancock at, 664.
Winslow, Capt. John A., recommended for

thanks of Congress, II, 603.
Winston, F. s., letter to, July 14, 1862, II,

208.
Winston, Dr., desires to go to General

Grant, II, 523.
Winthrop, R. C., nominated for Speaker of

House of Representatives, I, 96,
Wirt County, Va., excepted from insurrec-

tion proclamation, II, 195.
Wisconsin, proposed cession of Illinois ter-

ritory to, 1, 39; opposed to Clay, 118; re-
marks in U. 8. House of Representatives,
May 11, 1848, on admission to Union, 118-
120; interested in Mississippi River im-
provements, 125 ; formed from Northwest-
ern Territory, 181, 549; admission of, 182,
549; influence of Ordinance of 1787 on, 565;
early ownership of, 571 ; lack of U. 8. cir-
cuit court in, II, 98; governor of, requests
the President to call for volunteers, 194;
a “slate" for, 211 ; development of, 269;
offer of troops from, 514, 515; national
thanks to hundred-day troops of, 583 ; re-
quest to governor of, to send returns of
Presidential election, 602; Presidential

election in, 613.
Wisconsin State Agricultural Society, ad-

dress before, at Milwaukee, I, 576-584.
Wisconsin troops under Frémont, II, 84.
Wofford, Brig., killed at Chickamauga, II,

412.
Wolf, Maj., sentenced to death in retali-

ation, II, 600.
Wolford, Col. Frank, despatch to, concern-

ing order of judge-advocate-general, II,

558.
Woman suffrage, opinion on, I, 7.
Woman's work, on, I, 525.
Women, Lincoln's feelings toward, I, 16;
ministrations to wounded soldiers, II,
440; question of their passing the lines,

500,
Women of America, II, 500, 501.
Wood, Fernando, letter from, regarding

overtures from the South, II, 280, 281 ; let-
ter to, 280, 281.
Wood, Lieut.-Col., objections to his being

made brigadier-general, II, 83.
Wood, John T., letter to, I, 667.
Woodbury, Levi, Secretary of Treasury, 1, 23.
Woodbury's Brigade, under McClellan's or-

ders, II, 142.
Wood County, Va., excepted from insur-

rection proclamation, II, 195.
Woodruff, T., indorsement of letter of, II,

325.
Wool, Gen. John E., letters to, on preserva-

tion of the Union, I, 666 ; acting with Mc-
Clellan, II, 142, 143; telegram from Secre-
tary Stanton, 148; at Fortress Monroe,
148; the President with, 149; the road to
Richmond open to, 152; in communication
with Burnside, 152; sent to Fort McHenry,
174; his department merged into McClel-
lan's, 174; question of putting him under
McClellan's control, 180, 181 ; troops from,
for McClellan, 181; troops of, 197; at Balti-
more, 230; inquiry of, concerning Har
per's Ferry and Bragg, 230,

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