With Malice Toward None: The Life of Abraham Lincoln - Part Eleven: Moody, Tearful Night Summary & Analysis

Stephen B. Oates
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Part Eleven: Moody, Tearful Night Summary and Analysis

In February, Sherman's army blazed though South Carolina, where the rebellion began. Though the President did not fear assassination plots, Ward Hill Lamon organized bodyguards for him and urged him to be more cautious. Lincoln was getting sicker as well, even holding a Cabinet meeting in his bedroom. On March 23 he sailed for Virginia on an invitation from Grant himself, taking Mary and Tad with him. They visited Robert, thought Mary threw a jealous fit and stayed on the boat the rest of the visit. While Lincoln was visiting, Union forces took Richmond, and he ventured into the Confederate capital building, sitting in the very chair of Jefferson Davis. He had to return to Washington when Seward was injured in a carriage accident, and General Lee surrendered to Grant on April 9 at Appomattox...

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