With Malice Toward None: The Life of Abraham Lincoln - Part Eight: This Fiery Trial Summary & Analysis

Stephen B. Oates
This Study Guide consists of approximately 31 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of With Malice Toward None.
This section contains 627 words
(approx. 2 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the With Malice Toward None: The Life of Abraham Lincoln Study Guide

Part Eight: This Fiery Trial Summary and Analysis

McClellan's inactivity was a huge problem. The Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War was formed to keep an eye on the war effort. Lincoln finally had to take matters into his own hands and order the Army of the Potomac into action, which convinced McClellan to keep Washington in the loop about his plans. Lincoln's boys Willie and Tad were refuges for him and helped his depression, but both boys became ill and Willie died on February 20, spinning Mary into wild grief. Lincoln did all he could to help her, but while she wanted to get rid of anything that reminded her of Willie, he took solace in his keepsakes. Lincoln thought more about God than ever before after Willie's death, and saw himself as "an instrument of Providence" (p. 293) put...

(read more from the Part Eight: This Fiery Trial Summary)

This section contains 627 words
(approx. 2 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the With Malice Toward None: The Life of Abraham Lincoln Study Guide
Copyrights
BookRags
With Malice Toward None: The Life of Abraham Lincoln from BookRags. (c)2016 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.