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Battle of Williamsburg.— [cClellan's Fear of being Overwhelmed.—The
President to McClellan. Jackson's Raid in the Shenandoah Valley.-The
President to McClellan.-Seven Pines and Fair Oaks.-McClellan's Com-
plaints of McDowell.-His Continued Delays.—Prepares for Defeat.-
Calls for more Men.-His Advice to the President.-Preparations to Con-
centrate the Army.-General Halleck to McClellan.--Appointment of
General Pope.--Imperative Orders to McClellan.-McClellan's Failure to
aid Pope.-His Excuses for Delay.—Proposes to Leave Pope Unaided.
-Excuses for Franklin's Delay.-His Excuses proved Groundless.--His
alloged Lack of Supplies.-Advance into Maryland. The President's
Letter to McClellan.—He Protests against Delay.-McClellan Relieved
from Command.—Speech by the President...
GENERAL CONDUCT OF THE ADMINISTRATION IN 1862.
Successes in the Southwest.—Recognized Objects of the War.-Relations of
the War to Slavery.-Our Foreign Relations.—Proposed Mediation of the
French Emperor.—Reply to the French Proposal.--Secretary Seward's
Dispatch.—The President's Letter to Fernando Wood.-Observance of
THE CONGRESSIONAL SESSION OF 1862–63.-MESSAGE OF THE PRESIDENT
AND GENERAL ACTION OF THE SESSION.
The President's Message.—Are the Rebel States Aliens ?—The Provision for
a Draft.-Message on the Finances and Currency.--Admission of West
Virginia.-Close of the Session....
ARBITRARY ARRESTS.—THE SUSPENSION OF THE WRIT OF HABEAS CORPUS.
Arbitrary Arrests.—First Suspension of the Habeas Corpus.-Aid and Com-
fort to the Rebels.-Executive Order about Arrests.—Appointment of a
Commissioner on Arrests.—Opposition to the Government.—The Case of
Vallandigham.—Governor Seymour on Vallandigham.-President Lin.
coln on Arrests.-President Lincoln on Military Arrests.—The Presi.
dent's Letter to Mr. Corning.–The President to the Ohio Committee.--
The President on Vallandigham's Case.—The Habeas Corpus Suspended.
- Proclamation Concerning Aliens.-
The Draft --The New York Riots.-
Letter to Governor Seymour.—The Draft Resumed and Completed. Page 373
MILITARY EVENTS OF
63.-THE REBEL DEFEAT AT GETTYSBURG.–FALL
OF VICKSBURG AND PORT HUDSON.
The Battles at Fredericksburg.--Rebel Raid into Pennsylvania.—Results at
Gettysburg.–Vicksburg and Port Hudson Captured.—Public Rejoicings.
-The President's Speech.—Thanksgiving for Victories.—Battle of Chat-
POLITICAL MOVEMENTS IN MISSOURI.—THE STATE ELECTIONS OF 1863.
General Fremont in Missouri.—The President's Letter to General Hunter.-
Emancipation in Missouri.-Appointment of General Schofield.—The
President and the Missouri Radicals.—The President to the Missouri
Committee.-The President and General Schofield.-The President and
the Churches.—Letter to Illinois.—The Elections of 1863......... Page 422
THE CONGRESS OF 1863-'64.-MESSAGE OF THE PRESIDENT.-ACTION OF
THE SESSION.-PROGRESS IN RAISING TROOPS.
The President's Message.—The Proclamation of Amnesty.--Explanatory
Proclamation.—Debate on Slavery.-Call for Troops.—General Blair's
Resignation.—Diplomatic Correspondence.—Our Relations with England.
-France and Mexico.—The President and the Monroe Doctrine... Page 445
MOVEMENTS TOWARDS RECONSTRUCTION.
State Governments in Louisiana and Arkansas.-Difference of Views be-
tween the President and Congress.—The Rebellion and Labor.-The
President on Benevolent Associations.-Advancing Action concerning
the Negro Race.-Free State Constitutions...
MILITARY EVENTS OF THE SPRING AND SUMMER OF 1864.
Battle of the Olustee.-Kilpatrick's Raid on Richmond.—The Red River
Expedition. The Fort Pillow Massacre.—Rebel Atrocities.-General
Grant's Advance upon Richmond.—Battles in May.-Sherman's March to
Atlanta.—Rebel Raids in Maryland and Kentucky.-Siege of Petersburg.
- Martial Law iu Kentucky.—Draft for Five hundred thousand Men.-
Capture of Mobile and Atlanta...
THE POLITICAL CAMPAIGN OF 1864.
The Presidential Election.--The Cleveland Convention.—The Convention at
Baltimore.—Mr. Lincoln's Renomination and Acceptance.- Popular Feel.
ing During the Summer.—The Arguelles Caso.—The Forged Proclama-
tion.—The Niagara Falls Conference. The Chicago Convention.--Progress
and Result of the Campaign.—Popular Joy at the Result........ Page 547
THE MEETING OF CONGRESS AND PROGRESS OF THE WAR.
Condition of the Country at the Meeting of Congress.—The Message.-Pro-
ceedings in Congress.-Fort Fisher.-Death of Edward Everett.—Peace
Conference in Hampton Roads.—Military Affairs....
CLOSE OF THE REBELLION.
The Inaugural Address. Proclamation to Deserters.-Speeches by the Pres.
ident.—Destruction of Lee's Army.—The President's Visit to Richmond.
- Return to Washington.-Close of the War.....
THE PRESIDENT'S ASSASSINATION.
The Condition of the Country.—Assassination of the President.-Murderous
Assault upon Secretary Seward.—The Funeral Procession from Washing-
ton to Springfield, Illinois.-Fate of the Assassins.—Estimate of Mr.
ANECDOTES AND REMINISCENCES OF PRESIDENT
Mr. Lincoln's Sadness...
His Favorite Poem ....
Iris Religious Experience..
His Humor, Shrewdness, and Sentiment..
The Emancipation Proclamation .
REPORTS, DISPATCHES, AND PROCLAMATIONS RELATING TO
Secretary Stanton to General Dix....
Reward Offered by Secretary Stanton.
Flight of the Assassins ...,
The Conspiracy Organized in Canada.
Booth Killod.-Harold Captured.....
Reward Offered by President Johnson..
The Funeral. .
Acting Secretary Hunter to Minister Adams......
Acting Secretary Hunter to his Subordinates.
Orders from Secretary Stanton and General Grant
Orders from Secretary Welles...
Order from Secretary McCulloch.
Order from Postmaster-General Dennison..
Proclamation by President Johnson of a Day of Humiliation and Mourning. 791
Secretary Stanton to Minister Adams...
IMPORTANT LETTER FROM J. WILKES BOOTH.....
INDICTMENT OF THE CONSPIRATORS .
THE FINDING OF THE COURT