Abraham Lincoln eBook

George Haven Putnam
This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 229 pages of information about Abraham Lincoln.
  wins battle of Five Forks, 171
Sherman, Roger, 237
Sherman, Gen. Wm. T.,
  at Missionary Ridge, 137;
  captures Atlanta, 151;
  and the Georgia planter, 164;
  passes by Charleston, 169;
  at Goldsborough, 183 ff. 
Sigel, Gen. Franz, 108
Smith, Gen. Kirby, surrender of, 191
Soldiers authorised to vote in presidential election, 152
Southampton, insurrection at, 256
South Mountain, battle of the, 124
Stanton, Edwin, M., 65, 101 ff., 185
Stephens, Alexander H., and the Peace Conference of Feb., 1865, 162 ff. 
Sumter, Fort, restoration of the flag on, 182


Taylor, Gen. Richard, surrender of, 191
Thomas.  Gen. Geo. H., 136


Vicksburg, surrender of, 112, 134


Wallace, Gen. Lew, 143
Washington assailed by Early, 142 ff. 
Washington, George, and the
  Ordinance of 1787, 239;
  Farewell Address of, 252;
  the example of, 266
Weitzel, Gen. Godfrey, 119
Whittier on Lincoln, 201
Wilderness, battle of the, 140 ff. 
Williamson, Hugh, 237
Wilmington, capture of, 167
Winchester, third battle of, 149
Winder, Gen., and the management of the Southern prisons, 190
Wisconsin, troops from, 165
Wisewell, Col.  F.H., 144 ff.


[Footnote 1:  This letter has not been published.  It is cited here through the courtesy of Mr. Robert Lincoln and Mr. R.W.  Gilder.]

[Footnote 2:  The text of the speech, as revised by Lincoln and with the introduction and notes by Nott and Brainerd, is given as an appendix to this volume.]

[Footnote 3:  The late George Palmer Putnam.]

[Footnote 4:—­The Constitution is attested September 17, 1787.  It was ratified by all of the States, excepting North Carolina and Rhode Island, in 1788, and went into operation on the first Wednesday in January, 1789.  The first Congress proposed, in 1789, ten articles of amendments, all of which were ratified.  Article XI. of the amendments was prepared by the Third Congress, in 1794, and Article XII. by the Eighth Congress, in 1803.  Another Article was proposed by the Eleventh Congress, prohibiting citizens from receiving titles of nobility, presents or offices, from foreign nations.  Although this has been printed as one of the amendments, it was in fact never ratified, being approved by but twelve States. Vide Message of President Monroe, Feb. 4, 1818.]

[Footnote 5:—­The Convention consisted of sixty-five members.  Of these, ten did not attend the Convention, and sixteen did not sign the Constitution.  Of these sixteen, six refused to sign, and published their reasons for so refusing, viz.:  Robert Yates and John Lansing, of New-York; Edmund Randolph and George Mason, of Virginia; Luther Martin, of Maryland, and Elbridge Gerry, of Mass.  Alexander Hamilton alone subscribed for New-York, and Rhode Island was not represented in the Convention.  The names of the “thirty-nine,” and the States which they represented are subsequently given.]

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