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FROM

LINCOLN TO GARFIELD.

WITH A REYIEW OF

THE EVENTS WHİCH LED TO THE POLITICAL

REVOLUTION OF 1860.

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NORWICH, CONN.:
THE HENRY BILL PUBLISHING COMPANY.

1886.

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HARVARD
UNIVERSITY
LIBRARY

COPYRIGHT, 1884,

BY JAMES G. BLAINE.

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HARVARD UNIVERSITY

LIBRARY

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CONTENTS OF VOLUME II.

CHAPTER I.

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ANDREW JOHNSON INSTALLED AS PRESIDENT. - CABINET AND SENATORS WITNESSES

TO THE CEREMONY. - RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE NEW PRESIDENT DELICATE IN CHARACTER. REQUIRING THE HIGHEST ORDER OF STATESMANSHIP. - THE QUESTION OF RECONSTRUCTION. – ITS PECULIAR DIFFICULTIES. - NEW AND PERPLEXING QUESTIONS. CHARACTER AND CARRER OF MR. JOHNSON. - BORN IN NORTH CAROLINA. MIGRATES TO TENNESSEE. — His RAPID PROMOTION IN THAT STATE. - A TAILOR BY TRADE. – WITHOUT EDUCATION - TAUGHT TO READ AT FIFTEEN. - MAYOR OF Town AT TWENTY-TWO. - IN THE LEGISLATURE AT TWENTY-SEVEN. - PRESIDENTIAL ELECTOR IN 1840 AT THIRTY-TWO. IN CONGRESS AT THIRTY-FIVE. - GOVERNOR FROM 1853 TO 1857. — UNITED STATES SENATOR IN 1857. – HIS SERVICE IN CONGRESS. -His HOMESTEAD POLICY. NECESSARY ANTAGONISM WITH SLAVERY. - H18 IDEAL OF A RURAL POPULATION.

- BOLDNESS OF HIS POLITICAL COURSE IN TENNESSEE. - H18 LOYALTY TO THE UNION. - SEPARATES FROM THE DEMOCRATIC CONSPIRATORS. HIS CAREER IN THE CIVIL WAR. -APPOINTED MILITARY GOVERNOR OF TENNESSEE. - Hış ABLE ADMINISTRATION OF THE OFFICE. – FORESHADOWS A SEVERE POLICY AS PRESI. DENT. - CONTRAST WITH MR. LINCOLN.- ANALYSIS OF JOHNSON'S POSITION. His BRIEF INAUGURAL ADDRESS. - EFFECT PRODUCED BY IT.-HIS ADDRESS TO AN ILLINOIS DELEGATION.- SIGNIFICANT INDICATION OF A HARSH POLICY TOWARDS THE REBELS. — PRESTON KING'S INFLUENCE. - PRESIDENT'S ADDRESS TO CHRISTIAN COMMISSION. – To LOYAL SOUTHERNERS. – TO A PENNSYLVANIA DELEGATION. - PRESIDENT'S TONE GROWS STERNER TOWARDS TRAITORS." STRIKING CONVERSATION WITH SENATOR WADE. – FUNERAL CEREMONIES OF THE LATE PRESIDENT. - REMAIN CARRIED TO ILLINOIS. - IMPRESSIVE SCENE IN BALTIMORE. - IN PHILADELPHIA. - BODY REPOSES IN INDEPENDENCE HALL.

- CONTRAST WITH FOUR YEARS BEFORE. - UNPARALLELED DISPLAY OF FEELING IN NEW YORK. - ORATION BY GEORGE BANCROFT. - ELEQIAO ODE BY WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT. -INTERMENT IN ILLINOIS. - CEREMONIES COMPARED WITH THOSE OF ROYALTY. - PROFOUND FEELING THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY. PUBLIC MANIFESTATION OF MOURNING .

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CHAPTER II. MILITARY REVIEW IN HONOR OF UNION VICTORY. – THE EASTERN AND WESTERN

ARMIES. — THEIR GREAT ACHIEVEMENTS. - SPECIAL INTEREST. — NUMBER OF BATTLES DURING THE WAR. - NUMBER EACH YEAR. - STRUGGLE OF 1864-65. – DISCIPLINE OF TIE ARMY. - MORAL RESPONSIBILITY OF CONTINUING THE CONTEST. NEEDLESS SLAUGHTER OF MEN. - CONFEDERATE RESPONSIBILITY. SPEECH OF ROBERT M. T. HUNTER, FOLLOWED BY JUDAH P. BENJAMIN. EXTREME MEASURES ADVOCATED BY HIM. His OVER-ZEAL. - MR. BENJAMIN

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