The Pictorial Book of Anecdotes and Incidents of the War of the Rebellion, Civil, Military, Naval and Domestic ... from the Time of the Memorable Toast of Andrew Jackson--"The Federal Union; it Must be Preserved!" ... to the Assassination of President Lincoln, and the End of the War: With Famous Words and Deeds of Woman, Sanitary and Hospital Scenes, Prison Experiences, &c
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Page 648 - Mr. President, I approve of the proclamation, but I question the expediency of its issue at this juncture. The depression of the public mind, consequent upon our repeated reverses, is so great that I fear the effect of so important a step. It may be viewed as the last measure of an exhausted government, a cry for help; the government stretching forth its hands to Ethiopia, instead of Ethiopia stretching forth its hands to the government.
Page 68 - Well, but have you no regard for your reputation?" "Reputation's nuffin to me by de side ob life." "Do you consider your life worth more than other people's?
Page 648 - The wisdom of the view of the Secretary of State struck me with very great force. It was an aspect of the case that, in all my thought upon the subject, I had entirely overlooked. The result was that I put the draft of the proclamation aside, as you do yonr sketch for a picture, waiting for a victory.
Page 650 - Public sentiment," he thought, "would sustain it — many of his warmest friends and supporters demanded it — and he had promised his God that he would do it!" The last part of this was uttered in a low tone, and appeared to be heard by no one but Secretary Chase, who was sitting near him. He asked the President if he correctly understood him. Mr. Lincoln replied: "I made a solemn vow before God, that if General Lee was driven back from Pennsylvania, I would crown the result by the declaration...
Page 116 - I trust, effectuate their annihilation sooner than it might otherwise have happened ; at the same time that it has afforded an occasion for the people of this country to show their abhorrence of the result, and their attachment to the constitution and the laws ; for I believe that five times the number of militia, that was required, would have come forward, if it had been necessary, in support of them.
Page 427 - Judge B. then went to Stanton, and was very briefly disposed of, with the same result. Finally, he obtained an interview with Mr. Lincoln, and stated his case. " Have you applied to General Halleck ? " inquired the President. " Yes, and met with a flat refusal,
Page 365 - Well, sir, if I must surrender, it gives me pleasure to surrender to so brave an officer as you." "You do perfectly right to surrender, sir; but I should not have surrendered on any condition." "Why so? I do not understand you." "Because I was fully determined to capture the Fort or go to the bottom.
Page 365 - ... side. This drew our fire again, and the Kearsarge was immediately steamed ahead and laid across her bows for raking. The white flag was still flying, and our fire was again reserved. Shortly after this, her boats were seen to be lowering, and an officer, in one of them, came alongside, and informed us the ship had surrendered, and was fast sinking. In twenty minutes from this time the Alabama went down, her mainmast, which had been shot, breaking near the head as she sunk, and her bow rising...
Page 205 - ... woman, dressed in deep mourning, leading by the hand a sharp, sprightly-looking boy, apparently about twelve or thirteen years of age. Her story was soon told. She was from East Tennessee, where her husband had been killed by the rebels, and all their property destroyed. She had come to St. Louis in search of her sister, but not finding her, and being destitute of money, she thought if she could procure a situation for her boy...