Lincoln - Part 2, Chapters 7-12 Summary & Analysis

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Part 2, Chapters 7-12 Summary

Chapter 7 finds Herold feeling underutilized as a spy, but Henderson assures him that every bit of information counts and encourages him to get near Stanton. Annie next tells Herold of her brother John's activities riding messages down South. Leaving, Herold wonders about why he can only get prostitutes while John Hay could have Kate Chase, according to the press.

Lincoln lies on the sofa and Halleck looks at the map of Maryland, where Pope and McClellan have both failed. Lee is invading the Union, and Antietam has cost a shocking 15,000 casualties. Still, on the basis of McClellan's optimistic reports, Lincoln decides to issue his proclamation. First, he meets with black leaders and is surprised that they are not delighted with the limited scope or the prospects of being deported. Lincoln insists that neither race is happy living side-by-side, and...

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