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FROM GRAND GULF TO VICKSBURG.
TE STIM ONIALS.
fhe Utterances of the Patriotism of Illinois During the War—The Emancipa*
tion Proclamation) the Key Note of the Campaign—The Great Speech of
Honest Farmer Funk—A Stirring Letter from Gen. Logan to His Soidiers—
Letter from Col. Frank Sherman—Extracts from Speeches of Hon. Richard
Yates, Hon, Lyman Trumbull, Hon, Owen Lovejoy, Gen. Farnsworth, Hon. I.
LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
President ABRAHAM LINCOLN.
PATEIOTISM OF ILLINOIS.
The State—Extent And Boundaries—Decades—Productions—Civil War—Free And Slave Labor—Demands Op Slavery—Lincoln And Douglas—Senatorial Contest—1860—Presidential Contest—Threats Op Disunion—No Justification For Revolution—A. H. Stephens' Speech—Mr. Lincoln's Views—Powerless For Evil—Mr. Buchanan—Cabinet—Scenes In Congress—South Carolina Secedes —" Coercion"—Lincoln's Policy Foreshadowed—Major Anderson—Fort MoulTrie And Fort Sumter—Commissioners—General Scott And Reinforcements—A Truce—Illinois Congressional Delegation—Summary Op Important Facts— Termination Op The Buchanan Administration.
THE STATE OF ILLINOIS stretches from 36° 5Q' to 42° 30' north latitude, and is between 87° 35' and 91° 40'longitude. Its extent is truly imperial; its length from north to south being three hundred and eighty-eight, and its extreme breadth from east to west two hundred and twelve miles. Its head is as far north as Lowell, Massachusetts, and its foot farther south than Richmond, Virginia. Its area is 55,405 square miles, or 35,459,200 acres. Its northern boundary is Wisconsin; the north-eastern, Lake Michigan; eastern, Indiana, from which it is, in part, separated by the Wabash River; its southern, Kentucky and the Ohio River, while on its western line is the Mississippi River, across which are the States of Missouri and Iowa. It is divided into one hundred and one counties, which are dotted with villages, towns or cities.
Its growth has been very rapid, as the statement of its decennial periods from 1810 to 1860 shows:
TEAR. WHITES. FREE COLORED. SLAVES, TOTAL.
1810 11,501 613 168 12,282
1820 53,788 45*7 917 55,162
1830 155,061 1,637 747 157,445
1840 472,254 3,598 331 476,183
1850 846,034 5,436 851,470*
1860 1,704,323 7,628 1,711,951