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By Jay Winik; Clipper Audio (Firm); Recorded Books, LLC

This direction explores the waning days of the Civil warfare in interpreting the dramatic occasions major as much as April 1865 and ponders many of the replacement results which if discovered might have replaced the formation of the us as we all know it today.

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Eisenschmil, Otto, and Ralph Newman. The Civil War: An American Iliad. , 1956. Lincoln, Abraham. The Fiery Trial: The Speeches and Writings of Abraham Lincoln. William E. Gienapp, ed. New York: Oxford University Press, USA, 2002. Sandburg, Carl. Abraham Lincoln: The Prairie Years and the War Years. New York: Galahad Books, 1993. 57 Lecture 10: Post-Assassination: Would It Now All Come Undone? ” Introduction After a nearly successful attempt to decapitate the Union government, Americans saw just how crucial Abraham Lincoln was to the Union.

A. It was routine for terrorists to ride around wearing necklaces with human scalps, noses and ears, teeth, and fingers, as vivid trophies to their latest victims. b. Robbing stagecoaches, harassing citizens, and cutting telegraph wires were all common occurrences. c. It was no longer enough to kill the enemy. They had to scalp and mutilate. When that wasn’t enough, the dead were stripped and castrated. When that wasn’t enough, they were beheaded. d. In one massacre, those who surrendered were clubbed to death, while others were pinned to the ground, their guts spilling out.

On his first day on the job, in March of 1861, the newly elected president had already faced a military crisis: Fort Sumter was surrounded by Rebel batteries, and supplies were running dangerously low. Lincoln prevailed on the best and the brightest in his cabinet for advice. 1. Legendary General Winfield Scott, the hero of the Mexican War and a towering fixture in Washington, counseled surrender of the fort—it was, he said, of inconsequential military value. 2. Gideon Welles, Lincoln’s Naval Secretary, also favored giving it up.

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