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than any other man of his own or of any otlier time, Mr. Lincoln had but one character and one mode of action, in public and private affairs.

It is the purpose of this work, so far as possible, to facilitate this inquiry. Every public speech, message, letter, or document of any sort from his .pen, so far as accessible, will be found included in its pages. These documents, with the narrative by which they are accompanied, may, it is hoped, aid the public in understanding aright the character and conduct of the most illustrious actor, in the most important era, of American history.

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CHAPTER IX.

THE MILITARY ADMINISTRATION OF 1862.---THE PRESIDENT AND GENERAL

M'CLELLAN.

General McClellan succeeds McDowell.—The President's Order for an Ada

vance.-The Movement to the Peninsula.--Rebel Evacuation of Manas.
888.–Arrangements for the Peninsular Movement.-The President's
Letter to General McClellan.—The Rebel Strength at Yorktown --The

GENERAL CONDUCT OF TIE ADMINISTRATION IN 1862.

MILITARY EVENTS OF 1863.-THE REBEL DEFEAT AT GETTYSBURG.-TALL

OF VICKSBURG AND PORT LUDSON.

The Battles at Fredericksburg.-Rebel Raid into Pennsylvania. - Results at

Gettysburg.–Vicksburg and Port Hudson Captured. --Public Rejoicings.

- The President's Speech.—Thanksgiving for Victorieg.–Battle of Chat-

tanooga. - Thanksgiving Proclamation...

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MILITARY EVENTS OF THE SPRING AND SUMMER OF 1864.

Battle of the Olustee.-Kilpatrick's Raid on Richmond.—The Red River

Expedition.-The Fort Pillow Massacre.—Rebel Atrocities.-General
Grant's Advance upon Richmond.-Battles in May.-Sherman's March to
Atlanta.-Rebel Raids in Maryland and Kentucky.-Siege of Petersburg.
-Martial Law iu Kentucky.-Draft for Five hundred thousand Men.-
Capture of Mobile and Atlanta..

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