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on, 282

2

159, 161

Jackson Democrat, 4

| La Rue County (Kentucky), 5
Jackson men, 27

“ Lear,” 332
Jackson (Mississippi), 326

Lecompton (Illinois), 132
Jackson, Stonewall, 263, 275, 316 Lee, Robert E., 207, 208, 275, 276,
Jacksonville (Florida), 295

284, 287, 316, 318, 321, 322, 323,
Jacksonville (Illinois), 47, 56, 81 375, 394, 395, 397, 412
James River, the, 263, 268

Legal Tender Act, the, 347
Jamestown (Illinois), 24

Leslie's, 388
Janesboro (Illinois), 144

Libby prison, 398
Jaques, - 369

Lickern, 4. See Lincoln
Jefferson County (Kentucky), 2 “Life of Washington,” Weems, it
Johnson, Albert E. H., 258

“ Life on the Ocean Wave,” parody
Johnson, Andrew, 234, 295, 353, 354,
355, 356, 392, 408

Lincoln, Abraham(father of Thomas),
Johnson, General, 241; his army, 397
Johnson, John, 18, 24, 26

Lincoln, Abraham:
Johnston, General, 325

ancestry, 2
Jones, Captain, 22

birth, 5
Journal, letter to the, 54

early hardships, 6
Judd, Norman B., 152, 153, 157, 158, the Lincoln home, 7

his mother's death and its effect, 8
Julian, George W., 349

his father's second marriage, 9
Julian's Political Recollections,” personal appearance, 9
391

early education, 10-12

youthful amusements, 14
Kansas, 124, 125, 132, 133

superstitious nature, 15
“ Kansas-Nebraska Bill,” 125

appearance further described, 17
Kearny, 289

athletic prowess, 18
Kellogg, W., 174

sympathetic nature, 19
Kentucky, 2, 5, 8, 9, 163, 184, 206, first thoughts of love, 20
233, 244, 245, 266, 270

speculates in business, 22
Key West, 177, 196

oratorical efforts, 23
Kirkham's grammar, 27

reaches out into the world, 24-26
Knob Creek, 6

fondness for store gossip, 27
Know-Nothing party, 125

political aspirations, 28
Know-Nothingism, 167

a campaign handbill, 28-30

enters Black Hawk War, and is
Lafayette Square (Washington), 389 chosen captain, 31-33
Lake Michigan, 56

first political defeat, 35
“ Lament of the Irish Emigrant,” forms partnership with Berry, 35
the, 283

attracted to law, 36
Lamon, Ward H., 46, 105, III, 141, business difficulties, 37

182, 183, 235, 281, 282, 335, 339, becomes postmaster at New Salem,
355, 356, 357, 406

38

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meets Ann Rutledge, 38
literary preferences, 39
becomes a surveyor, 41
business indebtedness, 42, 43
elected to the legislature, 44
his characterization of Stephen A.

Douglas, 45
returns to private life, 46
engagement to Ann Rutledge, and

her death, 47
its lasting effect upon his charac-

ter, 48
fondness for lugubrious verse, 49
his favorite poem, 50
meets Mary Owens, 53
political success, 55
the Illinois boom, 56, 57
opinion on slavery, 58
literary style, 60
law studies, 61
forms law partnership with John

T. Stuart, 62
declaration of love to Mary Owens,

64-66
letter to Mrs. O. H. Browning,

67-71
growth of political power, 72
love affair and meeting with Mary

Todd, 74
the engagement and its effect, 75,

76
partnership with Stephen T. Lo-

the Wilmot Proviso, 95
attitude toward his father, 97
opinions on public office, 99–102
returns to law, 103
his many-sided character, 104-111
unhappy home, 112
family relations, 113, 114
dress and appearance, 116
life on the circuit, 117, 118
appreciation of humor, 119
letter to his brother, 120
the Stanton insult, 121
returns to politics, 123
repeal of the Missouri Compro-

mise, 123
the Kansas-Nebraska Bill, 125
first meeting with Douglas, 126
Republican convention of 1856,

128
the Dred Scott case, 129
chosen for senatorship, 134
popularity of Douglas, 137
the challenge to Douglas, 141
Blaine's summary of the contest,

141
the first debate, 143
further meetings, 144-146
the questions at issue, 145
the Freeport Doctrine, 146
the Cooper Union speech, 148–150
political plans, 151–155
the Chicago convention and Lin-

coln's nomination, 155-162
the beginning of the campaign,

163–167
the result of the election, 168
a prophetic vision, 169
preparation for the task before

him, 171-178
farewell speech in Springfield, 179
the trip to Washington, 180-182
forming his cabinet, 184-186
his character and appearance, 187
the inaugural, 188–190

gan, 76

first issue with Douglas, 78
distress at evils of slavery, 78
abstemiousness, 82
marriage to Miss Todd, 85
seeking to go to Congress, 86, 87
his defeat and its cause, 88
final success, 89
revisits early home, 90
attempts in verse, 90-92
moves to Washington, 92
attack on General Cass, 94

forebodings of war, 191-194

cabinet dissensions, 289–291
the Seward document, 195, 196 the signing of the proclamation,
Lincoln's reply, 197, 198

291
the Sumter and Pickens expedi. its immediate effects, 293, 294
tions, 199

colored troops, 295-297
the surrender of Sumter, 200 Lincoln's treatment of deserters,
its effect, 201-204

298–300
the call for troops, 205, 206

troubles of drafting, 301-305
fears for Washington, 208

military affairs, 306–310
the attack on the Sixth Massachu- political cartoons, 313, 314
setts, 208

letter to General Hooker, 315, 316
Lincoln's attitude, 209-213

his interest in the army, 320-323
the troubles of office, 214-216 the rise of Grant, 324-328
the despatch of Seward to Adams, anecdotes of the period, 331–334
217-231

the Gettysburg address, 335-339
Lincoln's alterations, 232

obstacles to Lincoln's reëlection,
the President's message, 234, 236

343–348
meeting the emergency, 237

Lincoln as a politician, 349–358
love of fun, 238–240

the political and military situation,
the appointment of McClellan, 360–377
241-243

Sheridan's victory, 378, 379
private letter to (). H. Browning, reëlection, 380
244-246

the message of 1864, 382–385
the capture of Mason and Slidell, the thirteenth amendment, 388
247

Whitman's portrait of the Presi-
attitude of Great Britain, 248, 249 dent, 388–390
removal of Cameron from the Lincoln enters Richmond, 395
cabinet, 252

Lee's surrender, 397
appointment of Stanton, 253, 254 the last public address, 398-400
his character, 255-257

the second inaugural, 402-404
conduct of the War Department,

Lincoln's dream of the end, 405,
258, 259

406
dissatisfaction with McClellan, 260, the assassination, 406, 407
261

the immediate effect, 408
his removal, 262

Grant's tribute, 409
Lincoln's summary of the situa- Whitman's poem, 409, 410
tion, 266

Loweil's ode, 410, 411
looking toward emancipation, 270

his breadth of character, 414, 415
the Louisiana dispute, 271-273

final estimate, 417
cabinet meetings, 275-276 Lincoln, Matilda, 18, 19
preparation for the Emancipation Lincoln, Mrs., 86, 92, 102, 117, 313
Proclamation, 277–281

332, 333, 390, 413
relief from the strain, 282, 283 Lincoln, Mordecai, 4
letter to Carl Schurz, 288, 289 Lincoln, Robert T., 89

26, 42

210

Lincoln, Tad, 313, 332, 333

“ Macbeth,” 332, 398
Lincoln, Thomas, 4, 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 23, Macon County (Illinois), 23, 154

Maine, 162, 345
Lincoln, Mrs. Thomas. See Hanks, Manassas, 261
Nancy

Manchester (New Hampshire), 287
Lincoln and Herndon, 88, 103 Mansfield, 289
Linder, 84

Martinsburg, 318
Linkhorns, 2. See Lincoln

Maryland, 155, 185, 186, 207, 208,
“ Little Hickory,” 94

209, 211, 234, 245, 271, 276, 277,
Little Pigeon Creek, 6

353
Locofoco preamble, the, 202

Mason and Slidell, capture of, 247.
Logan, Stephen T., 76, 77, 87, 89, Massachusetts, 156, 192, 206, 208,

159, 160, 361
London Times, the, 412

Matheney, James H., 85.
“Long Nine,” the, 55, 56, 77 Meade, General, 242, 318, 321, 322,
Long Run (Kentucky), 2

323, 360, 361, 395.
Louis Napoleon, 382

Medill, Joseph, 367, 368
Louisiana, 177, 270, 271, 272, 328, enard County, 107
354, 398, 399, 400

Merrimac, the, 207
Louisville, 11, 78, 124

Merryman, E. H., 84
Lovejoy, Owen, 126

Metropolitan Hall (Chicago), 153
Lovejoy murder, 58

Mexico, 196
Lowell, J. R., I, 175, 410, 414

Mexico, war with, 92, 93, 97, 102,
Lyon, 289

143, 202
Lyons, Lord, the British minister, 239 Michigan, 206

Middle States, the, 173
McCarthy, Justin, 376

Mill, John Stuart, 240, 249, 412
McClellan, George B., 147, 241, 242, Milroy,

318
243, 246, 247, 255, 259, 260, 261, Mississippi, 177
262, 263, 266, 268, 275, 276, 284, Mississippi River, 25, 31, 266, 295,
285, 288, 316, 319, 325, 328, 351, 326

356, 358, 360, 365, 376, 393 Missouri, 84, 130, 136, 157, 161, 184,
McClernand, Congressman, 243

186, 206, 234, 243, 245, 265,
McClure, Colonel, 158, 253, 260, 302, 266, 305, 306, 352

303, 304, 305, 353, 354, 355, 361, Missouri, state court of, 129
366

Missouri Compromise, the, 120, 123,
McCormick vs. Mauny, 121

125, 131.
McCormick house, the, 118

Mitchell, “ split log,17
McCulloch, Secretary, 400

Mobile Bay, 379
McDowell, General, 240, 241, 262, “Molly Maguires,” 302
263, 274

Montgomery (Alabama), 177, 178
McLean, John, 161, 162

Morgan, Governor, 158
McNamar, 46, 47, 48, 49 Morris, Achilles, 35
McNeill,

Morrison, Colonel W. R., 288

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Morse, Mr., 263

Ohio, 148, 155, 161, 206, 239, 307,
Mosaic law, the, 392

308, 310, 344, 345, 353
Mozambique, 165

Ohio River, 6, 124
Murfreesboro, 405

“On to Richmond,” 237

Oregon, governor or secretary of,
Vasby, Petroleum V.; “ Letters,”238 102
writings of, 379

Ottawa (Illinois), 143
Nashville, capture of, 325

Owens, Mary S., 53, 60, 64
National Convention, the, 155
National Executive Committee,chair. Paine, 43
man of, 370

Paine's “ Age of Reason,” 88
Navy, Secretary of the, 194, 311

Palmerston, 382
Navy Department, the, 247

Parker, Richard, 2
Neal, Thomas M., 35

Parker, Theodore, 123, 338
Nebraska, 125

Patterson, General, 240
Nebraska Bill, the, 136

Peace party, the, 286
“ Negro-lover," 165

Peninsula, the, 274
New Bedford (Massachusetts), 192 Pennsylvania, 155, 156, 158, 159,
New England, 173, 265, 355, 368 161, 185, 208, 277, 281, 302,
New Hampshire, 155, 287

304, 305, 318, 360
New Jersey, 155, 156, 161, 180, 239, Peoria (Illinois), 34, 56
333

Peters, Zachariah, 35
New Orleans, 24, 25, 192

Petersburg, 395
New Salem (Illinois), 24, 26, 31, Philadelphia, 155, 173, 181, 182, 303

34, 35, 38, 44, 46, 48, 49, 53, Phillips, Wendell, 123, 127, 164, 173,
55

192, 347, 348
New York, 161, 201, 208, 281, 308, Pickens, Governor, appoints a cabi-
364, 365

net, 176
New York City, 148, 352, 415 Pierce, President, 162
New York Herald, 173, 365, 366 Pigeon Creek, 8
New York Times, 158

Pilgrim's Progress, The,” II
New York Tribune, 149, 150, 165, Pinkerton, 182
274, 354

Pittsburg Landing, 325
Niagara, 98

Pocahontas, the, 199
Niagara River, the, 216

Polk, President, 92, 94, 162
Nicolay, John G., 215, 350

Pomeroy, Senator, 343, 346
Nicolay and Hay, 215, 252, 358 Pope, Benjamin, 2
Nolin Creek, 6

Pope, General, 274, 316
Norfolk, England, 2

Porter, Admiral, 393, 397
North Carolina, 184, 206, 270 Postmaster-General, the, 345
Nutt, Commodore, 314

Potomac, the, 241, 285, 318, 321, 398

Pottsville (Pennsylvania), 304
Offut, Denton, 24, 25, 26, 27, 31 Powhatan, the frigate, 199, 200
Oglesby, Governor, 153, 154

Punch, London, 412

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