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MILITARY EVENTS OF 1863.-THE REBEL DEFEAT AT GETTYSBURG.--FALL
OF VICKSBURG AND PORT HUDSON.
The Battles at Fredericksburg.—Rebel Raid into Pennsylvania.—Results at
Gettysburg.–Vicksburg and Port Hudson Captured.-Public Rejoicings.
-The President's Speech.—Thanksgiving for Victories.-Battle of Chat-
POLITICAL MOVEMENTS IN MISSOURI.—THE STATE ELECTIONS OF 1863.
General Fremont in Missouri.—The President's Letter to General Hunter.-
Emancipation in Missouri.-Appointment of General Schofieid.—The
President and the Missouri Radicals.-The President to the Missouri
Committee.—The President and General Schofield.—The President and
the Churches.-Letter to Illinois.—The Elections of 1863......... Page 422
THE CONGRESS OF 1863–'64.-MESSAGE OF THE PRESIDENT.-ACTION OF
THE SESSION.-PROGRESS IN RAISING TROOPS.
The President's Message.—The Proclamation of Amnesty.--Explanatory
Proclamation.-Debate on Slavery.-Call for Troops.-General Blair's
Resignation.—Diplomatic Correspondence.-Our Relations with England.
-France and Mexico.—The President and the Monroe Doctrine... Page 445
MOVEMENTS TOWARDS RECONSTRUCTION.
State Governments in Louisiana and Arkansas.--Difference of Views be-
tween the President and Congress. The Rebellion and Labor.-The
President on Benevolent Associations.-Advancing Action concerning
the Negro Race.-Free State Constitutions....
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..
THE POLITICAL CAMPAIGN OF 1864.
The Presidential Election.—The Cleveland Convention.—The Convention at
Baltimore.—Mr. Lincoln's Renomination and Acceptance.--Popular Feel-
ing During the Summer.--The Arguelles Case.—The Forged Proclama-
tion.—The Niagara Falls Conference.-The Chicago Convention.—Progress
and Result of the Campaign.-Popular Joy at the Result.......
THE MEETING OF CONGRESS AND PROGRESS OF THE WAR
Condition of the Country at the Meeting of Congress.—The Message.—Pro-
ceedings in Congress.—Fort Fisher.— Death of Edward Everett.—Peace
Conferonce in Hampton Roads.—Military Affairs.....
CLOSE OF THE REBELLION.
The Inaugural Address.--Proclamation to Deserters.-Speeches by the Pres-
ident.-Destruction of Lee's Army. The President's Visit to Richmond.
- Return to Washington.-Close of the War....
THE PRESIDENT'S ASSASSINATION.
The Condition of the Country.-Assassination of the President.—Murderous
Assault upon Secretary Seward.—The Funeral Procession from Washing-
ton to Springfield, Illinois.--Fate of the Assassins.- Estimate of Mr.
ANECDOTES AND REMINISCENCES OF PRESIDENT
Mr. Lincoln's Sadness...
His Favorite Poem
His Religious Experience.
His Sympathy ......
His Humor, Shrewdness, and Sentiment.
The Emancipation Proclamation
REPORTS, DISPATCHES, AND PROCLAMATIONS RELATING TO
Secretary Stanton to General Dix....
Reward Offered by Secretary Stanton...
Flight of the Assassins ...
The Conspiracy Organized in Canada.
Booth Killed.—Harold Captured....
Reward Offered by President Johnson...
Acting Secretary Hunter to Minister Adams.
Acting Secretary Hunter to his Subordinates...
Orders from Secretary Stanton and General Grant
Orders from Secretary Welles....
Order from Secretary McCulloch..
Order from Postmaster-General Dennison...
Proclamation by President Johnson of a Day of Humiliation and Mourning 791
Secretary Stanton to Minister Adams...
IMPORTANT LETTER FROM J. WILKES BOOTH.
INDICTMENT OF THE CONSPIRATORS
THE FINDING OF THE COURT