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Andrew Johnson, 212 Electoral votes.
Geo. H. Pendleton, 21 66
President Lincoln died April 15th, 1865, and Vice Presi Tent Johnson became President, and L. S. Foster, of Conr ecame acting Vice-President.
Important Events of the 14th Administration. 1861 March 4. Abraham Lincoln inaugurated President.
War of the Rebellion. See Contents for prominent
John A. Dix, Secretary of Treasury, dispatch to
Nov. 30. The British minister, Lord Lyon, ordered
Dec. 30. N.Y. banks suspend specie payment, followed by other cities-silver resumed fifteen years later, May, 1876, by act of Congress.
1862 July 1. The President calls for 300,000 more troops. 1863 Jan. 1. President Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation goes into effect (issued Sept. 22, 1862). June 20. West Virginia admitted into the Union. July 13-16.
Great Draft Riots in N. Y. and other
1864 Feb. 1.
1865 April 9.
President orders a draft for more men.
Surrender of Lee's army to Grant.
April 14. President Lincoln assassinated by John
Andrew Johnson inaugurated President.
27. Booth, the assassin of President Lincoln, mort-
May 10. Jefferson Davis captured in Georgia.
1866 Atlantic Cable successfully laid.
Feb. 19. The Freedman's Bureau bill, requiring the government to take care of the emancipated slaves and poor whites of the South. Vetoed by Pres. Johnson. The bill passed over his veto July 16. March. 27. The Civil Rights Bill which accorded to the negro every right enjoyed by the white man, vetoed by the President. The bill passed Congress over his veto, April 9.
1867 March 1.
Nebraska admitted as a State.
May 13. Horace Greeley and others sign Jefferson
Davi's bail bond at Richmond, Va.,and he is released
June 20. Alaska purchased from Russia for $7,200,000.
1868 Feb. 24. President Johnson impeached by the
House, and acquitted May 16.
CABINET OFFICERS, 14TH ADMINISTRATION—1861-1869. Secretary of State.-William H. Seward, N. Y.
Secretaries of the Treasury.-Salmon P. Chase, Ohio; William Pitt Fessenden, Me.; Hugh McCulloch, Ind.
Secretaries of War.-Simon Cameron, Pa.; Edwin M. Stanton, Pa.; Ulysses S. Grant, Ill.; John M. Schofield, Mo. Secretary of the Navy.-Gideon Wells, Conn.
Secretaries of the Interior.-Caleb B. Smith, Ind.; John P. Usher, Ind.; James Harlan, Iowa; O. H. Browning, Ill. Postmasters-General.-Montgomery Blair, Md.; William Dennison, Ohio; Alex. W. Randall, Wis.
Attorneys-General.-Edward Bates, Mo.; James J. Speed, Ky.; Henry Stanberry, Ohio; William M. Evarts, N. Y. NATIONAL EXPENSES AND DEBT, 14TH ADMINISTRATION.
ULYSSES S. GRANT, Eighteenth President of the United States, was born of good English ancestry, at Point Pleasant, Clermont County, Ohio, April 27th, 1822. His grandfather, Noah Grant, fought at the battle of Lexington, and was promoted to the rank of captain. Ulysses attended school at the Academy at Ripley, Ohio, after which he entered the Military Academy at West Point, where he graduated May 15th, 1839, being then scarcely eighteen years of age. He ranked as a fair, general scholar, and excelled in mathematics.
He took part in the Mexican War, distinguishing himself for coolness and bravery, and was promoted to the rank of captain in 1853. He remained with his regiment until 1854, when he resigned, and in complete poverty returned to private
life. He tried farming and real estate business with but moderate success, after which he became a partner with his father in the leather trade, at Galena, Ill. Here he remained until President Lincoln issued his call for 75,000 troops. He wrote to the authorities at Washington, tendering his services but received no reply. He marched to Springfield at the head of a company of volunteers. Governor Yates needed some one with military knowledge to assist him, and so made him his mustering officer. He soon held a colonel's commission, and two months later was made Brigadier-General. On the 15th of February, 1862, he captured Fort Donelson, after much hard fighting, which was the first great victory of the war. His reply to the rebel General who attempted to delay his operations, "I propose to move immediately on your works," was caught up and repeated all through the country. Grant's reputation as a fighting General was now estab lished. At Pittsburgh Landing he was surprised: his army and his reputation suffered somewhat, but he grasped victory in his defeat.
The capture of Vicksburg, and the consequent opening of the Mississippi River, was hailed with the wildest delight all over the North, and by common consent Grant became, in fact, the Generalissimo of the forces of the United States. His rapid promotions had no evil effects upon him. Placed in command of 700,000 armed men, he announced that his headquarters would be in the field, and promptly inaugurated two grand movements, the success of which ended the struggle. One of these against Atlanta, Georgia, he committed to General Sherman; the other against Richmond, he conducted