President Lincoln’s call for troops is enthusiastically answered, but getting them to Washington is another matter.
President-elect Abraham Lincoln leaves Springfield for a quick visit with his stepmother and family in Coles County, Illinois.
November 10, 1864 – President Abraham Lincoln delivered a speech to serenaders after his reelection was confirmed. Although all returns had not yet been received
November 8, 1864 – Abraham Lincoln won reelection, thus ensuring that the war to destroy the Confederacy and reunite the Union would continue. The presidential
July 5, 1864 – Influential newspaper editor Horace Greeley begged President Abraham Lincoln to meet with Confederate agents who were supposedly willing to discuss ways
March 13, 1864 – Federal authorities tried implementing President Abraham Lincoln’s “Ten Percent Plan” in many states, including Louisiana, where Lincoln suggested for the first