Life of Abraham Lincoln

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  • Magnificent, original 1865 classic Lincoln biography
  • Early childhood and political career in Illinois
  • Exceptional analysis of the Civil War presidency and the man who rose to the occasion with a patriotic summary of his life and tragic death

    Beautifully written in 1865 by a political contemporary, this is one of the greatest and most sensitive works of nineteenth-century American biographic literature. It contains Lincoln's most masterful speeches and writings, along with a contemporary, detailed exposition of Lincoln's views--and his political and military decisions--that held the Union together during the American Civil War. For years (and still today) it was and is an original source of information on Lincoln's life and work, masterfully woven together by Joseph Barrett.

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    Contents

    CHAPTER
    11
    Removal from KentuckyAn Emigrant JourneyThe Forests of Southern Indl
    21
    CHAPTER III
    30
    CHAPTER
    37
    CHAPTER V
    47
    CHAPTER VII
    68
    CHAPTER IX
    119
    CHAPTER XII
    182
    CHAPTER VIII
    384
    CHAPTER IX
    410
    CHAPTER X
    437
    CHAPTER XI
    451
    PART III
    485
    The Campaign In Georgia From Chattanooga to Marietta Early Movements
    518
    CHAPTER III
    531
    Congress The Constitutional Amendment prohibiting Slavery Its Defeat
    559

    CHAPTER XIII
    190
    CHAPTER I
    197
    The Loyal UprisingThe Border Slave StatesSummary of EventsBattle
    227
    CHAPTER III
    254
    Military ReorganizationResume of Events to the December Session of Con
    274
    CHAPTER V
    293
    CHAPTER VI
    320
    Military Events in the EastThe Peninsular Campaign
    335
    CHAPTER V
    585
    CHAPTER VI
    604
    The Presidential Canvass of 1864 concluded Spirit of the Opposition The
    622
    CHAPTER VIII
    665
    Winter Campaigns of 18645 Movement of Sherman from Atlanta to Savannah
    725
    CHAPTERX
    753
    Last Days of Mr Lincoln His Assassination Attack on Mr Seward Remains
    790
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    About the author (2006)

    Joseph H. Barrett was a longtime colleague and admirer of Lincoln who was commissioner of pensions for the District of Columbia during Lincoln's presidency. He was a native of Hamilton County, Ohio.

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