Life of Abraham Lincoln

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  • Magnificent, original 1865 classic Lincoln biography
  • Early childhood and political career in Illinois
  • Exceptional analysis of the Civil War presidency and the man who rose to the occasion with a patriotic summary of his life and tragic death

    Beautifully written in 1865 by a political contemporary, this is one of the greatest and most sensitive works of nineteenth-century American biographic literature. It contains Lincoln's most masterful speeches and writings, along with a contemporary, detailed exposition of Lincoln's views--and his political and military decisions--that held the Union together during the American Civil War. For years (and still today) it was and is an original source of information on Lincoln's life and work, masterfully woven together by Joseph Barrett.

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    Contents

    Removal from KentuckyAn Emigrant JourneyThe Forests of Southern Indi
    21
    of the Supreme CourtLincoln Declines Further Service in the Legislature
    47
    RelationsHis Children and their EducationDenominational Tendencies
    68
    The Lecompton StruggloThe Policy of Douglas Changed He Breaks with
    141
    CHAPTER XII
    182
    CHAPTER XIII
    190
    Commencement of President Lincolns AdministrationRetrospect and Sam
    197
    CHAPTER II
    227
    MOitary Events Inaction on the PotomacWestern CampaignCapture of
    418
    Summary of Military Movements in the WestArmy of the PotomacGeneral
    437
    Ancestry of Abraham Lincoln Their residence in Pennsylvania
    439
    PART III
    485
    CHAPTER III
    531
    Congress The Constitutional Amendment prohibiting Slavery Its Defeat
    559
    CHAPTER VI
    604
    The Presidential Canvass of 1864 concluded Spirit of the Opposition
    622

    CHAPTER IV
    274
    Military Events in the EastThe Peninsular Campaign
    336
    CHAPTER VIII
    384
    CHAPTER V
    410
    72
    717
    CHAPTER X
    753
    CHAPTER XI
    790
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    About the author (2006)

    Joseph H. Barrett was a longtime colleague and admirer of Lincoln who was commissioner of pensions for the District of Columbia during Lincoln's presidency. He was a native of Hamilton County, Ohio.

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