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TABLE OF CONTENTS.
Origin of the Lincoln family; Probably New England
Quakers; Removal to Pennsylvania, thence to Virgin-
ia, and from Virginia to Kentucky; Abraham Lincoln,
grandfather of the President, assassinated by an In-
dian; Thomas Lincoln; Birth of Abraham Lincoln;
His educational advantages; Removal of the family to
Indiana, and death of his mother.
Abraham Lincoln as a flatboatman; Removal of the fam-
ily to Illinois; The "deep snow;" Abraham builds a
flatboat in Sangamon county and runs it to market;
His studious habits; Volunteers to fight the Indians,
and is elected Captain of a company; Is appointed
Postmaster; Learns and practices surveying; Is elec-
ted to the Legislature; Studies law, and removes to
Springfield; Personal description of himself; His
marriage; Elected to Congress; His debates with Ste-
phen A. Douglas, and speeches in different parts of
the country, east and west.
Mr. Lincoln's speeches in the New England States; They
make deep impressions, North and South; He is nom-
inated by the Republican National Convention as a
candidate for President of the United States, and is
elected in November, 1860; His farewell address to
his old friends in Springfield, on starting for Wash- ington City; Incidents of the journey, at Indianapolis, Cincinnati, Columbus, Pittsburg, Cleveland, Buffalo, Albany, Troy, New York City and Philadephia.
Conspiracy to assassinate Mr. Lincoln; It is discovered,
thwarted, and he arrives safely at the Capital; He is
inaugurated President of the United States; The re-
bellion bursts upon the country; Fort Sumter surren-
ders; First blood spilled in the streets of Baltimore;
The great uprising of the people in the North; Pre-
liminary Proclamation of Emancipation.
Proclamation issued, emancipating three millions of
slaves; Is followed by signal success to the Union
arms; Re-consecration of the Fourth of July; Mr. Lin-
coln's Gettysburg speech; Thanksgiving; Mr. Lincoln
re-nominated and elected for a second term.
Mr. Lincoln very broadly hints that he would resign
rather than return any of the freed people to slavery;
Constitutional amendment abolishing slavery; Spir.
ited speeches on the subject; Ratified by three-fourths
of the States; Proclamation declaring the end of
Slavery in the United States.
Second inauguration of Abraham Lincoln as President
of the United States; His remarkable inaugural ad-
dress; Surrender of the rebel armies; Raising the old
flag on Fort Sumter; Oration by Rev. Henry Ward
Belief of Abraham Lincoln that God had a special work
for him to do, and his willingness to accept the trust;
Feeling that he would not outlast the rebellion; The
last words he ever wrote; His assassination; Thrill-
ing scene in the theatre.
Surrender of the rebel army under General Lee, and de-
monstrations of rejoicing throughout the loyal States;
Assassination of Abraham Lincoln, and demonstrations
of mourning throughout the Union; A striking con-
trast between April 10 and April 15, 1865; Preparations
for the funeral of President Lincoln.
Commencement of funeral services at the Executive Man-
sion, and in the Rotunda of the Capitol of the nation,
on the nineteenth of April—also at towns and cities all
over the Union, and in the Dominion of Canada.
Multitudes view the remains at the Capitol; Preparations
for the Funeral Cortege; Selection of the Guard of
Honor; Congressional Delegation; Illinois Delegation
Closing scenes at Washington, and departure of the Fu-
neral Cortege; Arrival at Baltimore, and demonstra-
tions of respect and mourning in that city; Journey to
Harrisburg, and manifestations of reverence and sorrow
at that place; From Harrisburg to Philadelphia, and
incidents connected therewith.
Reception at Philadelphia by an immense procession;
The remains conveyed to Independence Hall, where
they lay in state thirty-two hours, passing the Sabbath
in this sanctuary of the Republic; The dead President
and the broken Bell; the tide of people pouring through
the hall to view the remains; Funeral services in the
Philadelphia churches; Departure of the Funeral Cor-
tege, and incidents of the journey through New Jer-
The funeral train arrives in New York; Magnificent re-
ception and gorgeous procession; Ceaseless living tide
through the City Hall, for more than twenty-four hours,
night and day, to see the face of the dead President;
Another grand procession escorts the remains through
the streets; Jewish, Catholic and Protestant divines
vie with each other in demonstrations of respect to the
memory of Abraham Lincoln; Oration of George Ban-
croft, Prayer by a Jewis Rabbi, and ode by William
Cullen Bryant, all in Union Square; General Scott at
Departure of the train from New York; Demonstrations
opposite West Point, at Poughkeepsie and other places;
torchlight procession across the Hudson river; Arri-
val at Albany; The remains lying in state at the Capi-
tol; Immense number of people visit the remains;
Capture and death of Booth, the assassin; Gigantic
procession escort the remains to the depot; Departure
of the Funeral Cortege.
Incidents of the journey from Albany to Buffalo; A
panorama of torch lights, musical societies and bands,
military and citizens, through the entire night; arrival
at Buffalo, and reception there; Throngs of people
view the remains; Canadians come over and take part
in the demonstrations.
Departure of the Funeral Cortege; Incidents of the
journey, and demonstrations of sorrow along the line;
Arrival at Cleveland, and magnificent reception; Tem-
ple erected for the purpose of exhibiting the remains;
gorgeous procession; Religious services; Throngs of
The Funeral Cortege takes its leave of Cleveland at mid-
night in a heavy rain storm; Manifestations of sorrow
at all the stations and towns on the road; Arrival at
Columbus; Demonstrations of sorrow by the invalid
soldiers; Great procession; Oration by Hon. Job E.
Stevenson; Departure from Columbus.
Incidents of the journey, and manifestations of sorrow
along the road; Richmond and Dublin, and the Qua-
kers of Wayne county, Indiana; Arrival at Indinapo-
lis; The rain storm; Vast concourse of people view
the remains throughout a rainy Sabbath; Rules and
regulations for running the train; Departure at mid-
The people assemble in great numbers at all the towns
and stations; Lafayette; Michigan City; Arrival at Chi-
cago; Magnificent funeral arch; Signal guns and toll-
ing of bells; Grand procession; Former rebel soldiers