By Carl Sandburg
Taken almost always from Abraham Lincoln: The warfare Years. 60 halftones from photos; ninety eight drawings, maps, and sketches.
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From such States” have been current, yet protested opposed to any “recognition of the suitable of States which now belong to the Southern Confederacy to be represented the following, and, after all, to be represented within the Electoral university. ” Then arose Horace Maynard of Tennessee, tall and spare, his lengthy black hair, excessive forehead, and powerful directly nostril having introduced him the nickname of “The Narragansett Indian. ” Maynard’s high-pitched voice measured out sentences, punctuated through gestures with a forearm and a quivering index finger; he carried to each seat within the theatre. His eyes grew rainy with tears and plenty of within the viewers sobbed aloud as he pictured the stipulations of his humans and faltered at voicing their desolation. “For you that drink within the cool breezes of the Northern air, you can actually rally to the flag. . . . yet we characterize those that have stood within the very furnace of the uprising, those that have met treason eye to eye, and nose to nose, and fought from the start for the help of the flag and the respect of our nation. [Great applause. ]” Outnumbered and sometimes outlawed, they'd visible their sons conscripted within the accomplice military, their estate confiscated, houses burned, brutal guerrilla raids, imprisonment and execution of leaders, and the entire woe of a land the place contending armies sweep backward and forward. A typhoon of applause swept the most flooring and galleries whilst Maynard accomplished. He had stated to start with that he used to be conversing no longer rather a lot for the political rights of his delegation as of the heroic discomfort, loyalty, and patriotism of the loads of hundreds of thousands of Unionists within the South. on the night consultation the speech of the everlasting chairman of the conference, ex-Governor William Dennison of Ohio, was once “drab and meaningless,” based on one reporter, and in case you think others it used to be “brief and eloquent. ” He too alluded to the impending unanimous nomination for the Presidency of the U.S., definite it will visit “the clever and strong guy whose unselfish devotion to the rustic, within the management of the govt has secured to him not just the admiration, however the warmest affection of each good friend of constitutional liberty. [Applause. ]” the tilt and obdurate Parson Brownlow of Tennessee, simply out of a sickbed, was once given the ground close to adjournment, after the appointment of organizational committees. So “rash an act” as apart from the Tennessee delegation will be a reputation of secession, he warned, with thrusts that received him the group. “We don’t realize it in Tennessee. [Applause. ] We deny that we're out. [Applause. ] We deny that we've got been out. [Applause. ] . . . We may perhaps take it into our heads, sooner than the article is over, to provide a candidate from that kingdom in uprising for the second one place of work within the reward of the folks. ” this primary connection with Governor Andrew Johnson of Tennessee as a potential vice-presidential candidate introduced applause from the galleries. “We have a guy down there,” endured Brownlow, “whom it's been my strong success and undesirable fortune to struggle untiringly and perseveringly for the final twenty-five years—Andrew Johnson.