By Willard Sterne Randall
Historians rank Abraham Lincoln as one in every of America's maximum presidents, having led the kingdom in the course of the slaughter and sorrow of the Civil battle. he's additionally certainly one of history's so much tragic figures, wasting his existence to an assassin's bullet simply days after reaching his long-sought victory at the battlefield. right here, during this short-form e-book by means of historians Willard Sterne Randall and Nancy Nahra, is Lincoln's inspiring and heartbreaking tale.
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He was rarely seen during the day by the crowds - mostly of soldiers - that milled through the public rooms. He used the servants’ rear stairwell that took him from the family quarters and offices to a basement entrance. Mary Lincoln insisted that he ride with her each day for fresh air and distraction from his duties. She also insisted on regular family meals and sent coffee into his more important meetings. She introduced twice-weekly receptions on the White House lawn featuring concerts by the Marine Band.
Navy illegally boarded a British merchant ship. The war itself continued to go badly for the Union. Lincoln’s choice as Union Army commander was the dashing George B. McClellan, who proved a good logician and was popular with his troops, partly because he avoided fighting. One editorial cartoon depicted him watching a battle through a telescope from behind a tree. As he amassed armaments and men, a full year dragged by before the main action of 1862, the Peninsula Campaign, aimed to capture the Confederate capital of Richmond, just a hundred miles south of Washington.
Mary later recounted that he did just that. More likely, Lincoln, making a social call on his political rounds, met Mary in the parlor of the mansion on Aristocracy Hill of her brother-in-law - and Lincoln’s political ally - Ninian Edwards. Raised as a genteel Southern belle with liveried slaves for servants, Mary Todd was related to former First Lady Dolley Todd Madison. Better educated than most women of her time, Mary had attended a boarding school in Lexington. There, she had learned to speak French and studied dance, drama, and music.
Abraham Lincoln. With Malice Toward None by Willard Sterne Randall