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THE INAUGURATION.--OPENING OF THE WAR.
The Procession-Reception of the President by the People-The Inaugural Address.com

Cabinet Appointments-Rebel Sympathizers in Office--Mr. Lincoln's pacific Policy
-Arrival of Rebel Commissioners in Washington-Surrender of Fort Sumter-Effect

upon the North-Proclamation of the President-Response of Massachusetts--At-

tack upon the Troops in Baltimore-Proclamation declaring a Blockade of Rebel

Ports-Position of Virginia-Secession of Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina, and

Arkansas-Response to the Call of the President at the North and West-Mr. Doug-

las's Visit to Mr. Lincoln-His Dévotion to the Country-Speeches in Illinois--His

Sickness and Death,

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CHAPTER XXI.

THE TRENT AFFAIR.---THE GOVERNMENT AND SLAVERY.

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Capture of Mason and Slidell by Captain Wilkes-Difficulties with England-Letter of

Mr. Seward--Release of Mason and Slidell-Session of Congress--Message of the
President–The Question of Slavery--Mr. Lincoln's Regard for the Constitution and
the Laws-He Recommends Gradual Emancipation-Conference with Members of
Congress from the Border States-Address of the President-The Confiscation Act
-Abolition of Slavery in the District of Columbia-Letter of Mr. Greeley-Reply of

the President-Mr. Cameron's Resignation-Appointment of Mr. Stanton-Mr. Lin-

coln's Story,

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CHAPTER XXII.

CAMPAIGNS OF 1862.

General McClellan and the Army of the Potomac-Blockade of the Potomac--Order of

the President for a grand Movement of the Armies of the Union--Order to the

Army of the Potomac-General McClellan advises a different Plan from that pro-

posed in the President's Order-Mr. Lincoln's Reply to McClellan-McClellan's

Plan Adopted-Evacuation of Manassas--Orders of the President-Organization of

Army Corps--Blenker's Division ordered to join Fremont-Banks to attack Jack-

son-McDowell's Corps retained for the Defense of Washington-McClellan at York-

town_McClellan complains of the Inadequacy of his Force-Correspondence be-

tween McClellan and the Authorities at Washington-General Franklin's Division

sent to General McClellan-Evacuation of Yorktown—Battle of Williamsburgh-

Battle at West Point-Correspondence on the Subject of Army Corps-Mr Lincoln's

“Little Story”--Capture of Norfolk-McClellan still Clamorous for Reinforcements

Defeat of Banks-Defeat of the Rebels at Hanover Court-House-Battle of Fair

Oaks-Further Correspondence-The “Seven Days' Fight,” and Retreat to James

River-McClellan's Advice to the Government-The President at Harrison's Land.

ing--The Army of the Potomac returns to Alexandria-Failure of McClellan to Re-

inforce General Pope-The Rebels cross the Potomac-General McClellan appointed

to the Command of the Army in Virginia-Battles of South Mountain and Anlietam

-General McClellan ordered to pursue the Rebels-Stuart's Raid-President's Let-

ter to General McClellan--The Army across the Potomac-McClellan relieved of his

Command--His Character-General Burnside appointed to the Command-Defeat

at Fredericksburg-Capture of Roanoke Island-New Orleans surrendered to Gen-

eral Butler-Military Affairs at the West, .

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PROCLAMATION OF EMANCIPATION.

Mr. Lincoln's Proclamation in pursuance of the Confiscation Act--Fernando Wood's.

Letters, advising Negotiation with the Rebels—The President's Replies--Mr. Lin-
coln's Letter to Mr. Hodges—Mr. Carpenter's Account of the Emancipation Procla-
mation-Cabinet Meeting--Opinions of Messrs. Chase, Blair and Seward-Mr. Bout-
well's Account-The Preliminary Proclamation issued-Its Reception by the People
--General McClellan's Order to the Army-The Emancipation Proclamation of
January 1st, 1863--Proclamation suspending the Writ of Habeas Corpus-Criticisms
upon it-Circular Letter of the President on Sabbath-breaking in the Army-Letter
to Governor Shepley,

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CHAPTER XXIV.

SUSPENSION OF HABEAS CORPUS.-THE DRAFT.-CAM-

PAIGNS OF 1863.
Colonization Schemes of the President-Compensated Emancipation recommended

Bill for Enrolling and Drafting the Militia-Financial Measures of Congress--Opin-
ions of the President-Western Virginia admitted to the Union-Representatives
from Louisiana admitted to Congress-Peace Agitations-Course of Vallandigham
of Ohio-His Arrest by General Burnsive-Decision of Judge Leavitt-Vallandig-
ham's Trial and Sentence-Sentence modified by the President-Letter of Gov-
ernor Seymour-Vallandigham nominated for Governor by the Democratic Con-
vention of Ohio The Committee of the Convention visit the President-The Pres-
ident's Reply to their Letter-Resolutions of the Albany Meeting-The President's
Reply-Universal Suspension of the Writ of Habeas Corpus-The Draft-Riots in
New York-Course of Governor Seymour-Action of the President-Elections of
1863-Letter from the Working Men of Manchester, England–The President's
Reply---Mr. Lincoln's Letter to J. C. Conkling--Military Events of the Year---Battlo

Presidential Election of 1861–State of the Country-Chase-Fremont-Convention at

Cleveland-J. C. Fremont pominated for President-His Reasons for Accepting
the Nomination-Withdrawal of his Name-Meeting in New York in Honor of Gen-
eral Grant-Baltimore Convention-Platform-Mr. Lincoln nominated for President

His Speech accepting the Nomination-Letter to the Committee of the Conven-
tion-Case of Arguelles-Congressional Plan of Reconstruction-The President's
Proclamation-Manifesto of Senators Wade and Davis-Peace Negotiations-Mr.
Greeley's Letters—Mr. Lincoln's Replies--Mr. Greeley at Niagara Falls-Consulta-
tions with Clay and Holcombe-The President's Letter to H. J. Raymond Demo-
cratic Convention at Chicago-The Platform-NoClellan and Pendleton Nominated
--Vallandigham-Mr. Blair Retires from the Can, et-Mr. Dennison appointed in
his Place-Mr. Lincoln's Speech on the Adoption of a Free Constitution in Mary-
land-Protest against the Tennessee Test Oath-The President's Reply-Call for
500,000 Men-President Lincoln Re-elected–His Letter to Mrs. Bixby, . . . . . 46

Military Operations of 1864--General Smith’s Expedition from Memphis--Kilpatrick's

Raid-The Red River Expedition-Surrender of Fort Pillow-Battles of the Wil-
derness-General Butler at City Point-Siege of Petersburg--Sherman's Campaign
in Georgia--Capture of Atlanta-Sherman's March for the Coast-Capture of Sa-
vannah--General Thomas defeats Hood in Tennessee-Sheridan defeats Early in
the Shenandoah Valley-Rout of Price in Missouri-Changes in the Cabinet-Death
of Chief-Justice Taney, and Appointment of Mr. Chase-Message of the President
--Passage by Congress of the Amendment to the Constitution abolishing Slavery-
Call for 300,000 Men-Peace Conference in Hampton Roads-Mr. Lincoln's “Story*
-Close of President Lincoln's First Term-His Re-Inauguration–His Inaugural
Address-Resignation of Secretary Fessenden-Appointment of Mr. McCulloch-
Proclamation to Deserters-The Draft,

THE ASSASSINATION.

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