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my, 884

ABOLITIONISTS, melting into the new par-

ty, 150; trying to convert Mr. Lincoln,

155; not yet ready to follow him, 170
Anderson, Maj. R., in command of Fort

Sumter, 195
Anti-coercion meetings at the North, 223
Antietam Creek, battle of, 325; President's

doubt as to its being a victory, 334
Armstrong, Jack, of Clary's Grove, wrest-

ling match with Lincoln, 76
Armstrong, Hannah, appealing to Lincoln

to defend her son, 164; forebodings of

Lincoln's assassination, 198
Armstrong, William D., son of Jack and

Hannah, accused of murder and de-

fended by Lincoln, 163
Arlington House, Lee family mansion,

Rebel flag on, 235-238
Army of the Potomac, representative ar-
Army organization, complications of State

and National authority, 208; difficul-

ties, 271; formative processes, 284
Assassination, conspiracy and prepara-

tions for, 458; accomplished, 459; com-
ments of European powers and press,

464.
Ashmun, George, Chairman of Chicago

Nat. Rep. Convention, 184; appoint-

ment to meet President, etc., 459
BAKER, E. D., Lincoln's withdrawal in his

favor as a candidate for Congress, 128
Baltimore, Secession feeling in, 201; attack

upon Massachusetts 6th Reg., 230; city
captured by troops under Gen. B. F.
Butler, 232-536; National Convention of

Rep. party held there, 428
Bates, Edward, appointed Attorney-Gen-

eral, 215; resigned, 442
Beauregard, Gen. P.G. T., in command of

Rebel troops at Manassas Junction, 254
Berry, business partner of Lincoln in New

Salem, 94 96
Big Bethel, fight, 254
Blackhawk War, outbreak of, 81; Still-

man's defeat, 85; Independent Spy

Company, 88
Blackstone's Commentaries, borrowed of

John T. Stuart by Lincoln, 101
Blair, Montgomery, Postmaster-General,

215; opposed to Proclamation of Eman-

cipation, 333; resigned, 412
Blockade of Southern seaports, first pro-

clamation of, 250; effectiveness of, 262
Bloomington, D., state Convention of

Anti- Nebraska men held there, 155;

speech of Mr. Lincoln, 157
Booth, John Wilkes, actor and assassin,

459; death of, 460
Border States, saved to the Union, 197, 221,

350; furnishing volunteers for the ar-
my, 355; disturbed by Emancipation,
805; reconstruction of, 374

Brandy Station, battle of, 388
Breckinridge, great speech in murder-

case and repulse of young Lincoln's

compliments, 58
Breckinridge, John C., Vice-President, 160;

nomination for President, 184
Bryant, William Cullen, presided at

Cooper Institute meeting and intro-

duced Mr. Lincoln, 179
Buchanan, James, nominated for Presi.

dent, 160; character of his administra-
tion, 190–196; accompanies Mr. Lincoln

at his inauguration, 208
Bull Run, battle of, 255; effects of, 257;

false accounts of, 265
Burnside, Gen. Ambrose E., succeeded

McClellan in command, 326; successes
in North Carolina, 350; plan of cam-
paign on Potomac, 356; removal from
command, 358; commanded in Ohio,

378; further services, 414
Bushnell C. S., and the construction of the

Monitor, 298
Butler, Gen. B. F., commanding Massachu-

setts troops in Maryland, 233; Sus-
pends writ of Habeas Corpus, 236; cap-
ture of Baltimore, 236; declares fugi-

tives from slavery contraband, 277
Butler, William, friend with whom Lincoln

boarded, 118
CABINET, the, formation of, 189, 214; Opin-

ions with reference to Fort Sumter, 222
Calhoun, surveyor of Sangamon County, 95
Call for troops, first, 224; from four States

to repel second invasion, 389
Cameron, Simon, Secretary of War, 214;

resignation of, 316
Campbell, J. A., at Peace Conference in

Hampton Roads, 446; action with ref-

erence to Lee's surrender, 455
Carpenter, Frank B., painting picture of

first reading of Emancipation Procla-
mation, 332; conversations with Mr.

Lincoln, 333
Cartwright, Rev. Peter, candidate for Con-

gress against Lincoln and defeated, 183
Central Illinois Gazette, newspaper nomi-

nation of Lincoln for the Presidency,

174
Civil war, threats of, in case of Lincoln's

election, 160; termination of, 455
Champaign County, N., Lincoln retires

from a murder-case in, 140; received
there the news of his votes for Vice-
President, 160; nominated first for

President in, 174
Chancellorsville, battle of, etc., 386, 887
Chantilly, battle of, 231
Charleston, S. C., forts in and about har-

bor of, 195; capture of, by Union troops,

446
Chase, Salmon P., candidacy at Chicago,

183; Secretary of the Treasury, 215,
270; resigned, 442; appointed Chief

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Justice of the Supreme Court, 443
Chicago, Republican National Convention

in 1860, 183
Clary's Grove Boys, character of, 76; elect

Lincoln their captain, 82
Clay, Henry, political idol of Lincoln, 128;

defeat of, for Presidency, 130; put
aside, 135, funeral oration by Lincoln,

145
Colonization, chimerical ideas entertained,

etc., 145; recommended in Emancipa-

tion Proclamation, 365
Commissioners, Confederate, not recog-

nized, 217
Committee on the Conduct of the War, 290
Compensation for slaves of loyal owners,

365
Confederacy, Southern, formation of, 185;

first army of, 225
Congress of United States, call for extra

session, 227; first war-legislation, 259,

267
Constitutional Amendment prohibiting

slavery, 445
Cooper Institute speech, 178
Copperheads, name given to Northern

Rebels, 214; useful allies of the South,

287, 389
Crawford, Josiah, owner of “Weems' Life

of Washington" spoiled by Lincoln, 45
Crisis, financial, of 1857, 119
Crittenden Compromise, failure of, 213
Cruelty to Animals, lecture and essay by

young Lincoln, 43.
DAVIS, DAVID, appointed to the Supreme

Court, etc., 443
Davis, Jefferson, President of the Confede-

racy, 213; predicts a bloody war, 222;

urges Virgínia to hostilities, 232
Dayton, William L., candidate of People's

party for Vice-President, 159
Debating Club, of Gentryville, Ind., 56; of

New Salem, Ill., 91
Decatur, 1H., town of, near first settlement

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Edwards. Ninian, brother-in-law of Mrs.

Lincoln, 121
Eighth Regiment Massachusetts Militia,

reach Maryland under Gen. Butler, 23
Election, results of, in 1860, 187; in 1863,

416; in 1864, 441
Electoral Colleges, report of votes in 1869,

187; in 1864, 442
Ellsworth, Colonel, death of, 246
Emancipation, right and power, 829, 831;

Congressional preparation for, 830;
reading of, 332, 834; second proclama-

tion, 365, 368
England, sympathy with and support of

Confederacy, 249, 261, 383; warned not
to interfere, 263; declaration of neu.
trality pot received, 264; conduct in

Trent affair, 852
Enquirer, Richmond, Va., newspaper de.

mand for resumption of ownership of
District of Columbia by Virginia and

Maryland, 213
Everett, Edward, candidate of Constitu-

tional Union party for Vice-President

in 1860, 185
Executive Mansion, Washington, D. C.,

packed with office-seekers, 215; busi-
ness arrangements of, 248; mails of,

of Lincoln family, 65; Lincoln's first
stump-speech in Minois made there,

89
Democratic party, condition of, in 1854, etc.,

146; division of, in 1600, 184; conven-

tion of, in 1864, 431, 435.
Dennison, Gov. W., of Ohio, Chairman of

Republican National Convention, 430;

Postmaster-General, 442
District of Columbia, compensated emanci-

pation is advocated by Lincoln, 136:

political condition of, in 1861, 205, 349
Dorsey, Hazel, one of Lincoln's Indiana

school-teachers, 36
Douglas, Stephen A., rival of Lincoln in

courtship, 121; author of Kansas-Ne-
braska Act, 146; speech at Springfield,
II., replied to by Lincoln, 147; candi-
date for re-election to U. S. Senate, 167;
elected, 173; nominated for President,

184
Draft Act, recommended to Congress, 371;

opposition to increasing, 383, 387, 396,

riot in New York City, 397, 400
EDWARDS, MATILDA, story of, 122

FEDERAL PARTY, death of, 90
Female suffrage, assent to, in Lincoln's

address, etc., 112
Fessenden, William P., appointed Secretary

of the Treasury, 442; resigned, 452
Fillmore, Millard, Vice-President, 135;

nominee of Constitutional Union party

for President in 1860, 160
Finances, United States, Lincoln's training
for, 106, 113;

Congress makes first war.
loan, 260; European opinion of, 21;
new loans and national banking sys-

tem, 372, 378
Floyd, Secretary of War under Buchanan

Administration, 198
Forebodings concerning assassination, 198
Fort Sumter, siege of, begins, 195; bom.

bardment of, 220; news of capture re-

ceived at Washington, 222
Fourth of July, celebration in Washington

in 1863, 411
France, sympathy with Confederacy, 249,

261, 883; warned not to interfere, 29;
declaration of neutrality not received,

204
Fredericksburg, battle of, 856, 358
Frémont, Gen. John C., nominated for

President by the People's party in
1856, 159; appointed to command De
partment of the West, 309; proclama-
tion of confiscation, etc., issued by:
811; services, 318, 350; reference to, in

letter of President, 881
GAME and hunting in Indiana, 58
Gentry, Allen, Lincoln's companion in first

flat-boat trip down the Mississippi, 60,64
Gentry, Gentryville, store and village in

Indiana, 36, 49; Lincoln's clerkship
there, 56; at Gentry's Landing and on

flat-boat owned by Gentry, 60, 64
Germany, sympathy with Union cause, 883

Gettysburg, battle of, 392, 394; estimate of

forces engaged, ' 395; dedication of

cemetery and speeches, 414
Gist, Governor of South Carolina in 1860,

issued circula letter to other Southern

States, 192
Gosport Navy Yard, Norfolk, Va., burning

of, etc., 218, 235
Graham, Minter, schoolmaster of New Sa-

lem, Ill., advises Lincoln to study gram-
mar, 78; instructs him in surveying,

95
Grant, Gen. Ulysses S., President's letter

to bim, 415; appointed to Military De-
partment of the West, 421; Lieutenant-
General in command of all armies,
423; Lincoln's opinion of him, 424; cor-
respondence with Lincoln on army

plans, 443; in front of Richmond, 453
Greeley, Horace, and the Niagara Falls

Commissioners, 435
Greene, Bowlin, helps buy Lincoln's effects

at sheriff's sale, 97; took care of him

during melancholia, etc., 109
Grigsby, Aaron, brother-in-law of Lincoln,

49
Grigsby, Nat, Lincoln interrupts a speech

to step down and speak to him, 129
HABEAS CORPUS, Writ of, suspended in

certain parts of Maryland, 236; Gen-
eral Proclamation, 339, 371; test-case in

Ohio, 378
Hall, Levi, married Lincoln's step-sister

and emigrated to Illinois with him, 65
Halleck, Gen. H. W., appointed General-

in-Chief, 3187 views of Pope's cam-

paign, 3:22
Hamlin, Hannibal, Vice-President, 183
Hancock, Gen. W. s., remark in council of

war at Gettysburg, 394
Hanks, Dennis, cousin and playfellow of

Lincoln in Kentucky, 19; in Indiana,
27; goes to Illinois, 65; works with

him, 67
Hanks, John, settled in Illinois and drew

the Lincoins to follow, 65; caused Lin-
coln's first speech in Hlinois, 68; com-
panion in flat-boat voyage, etc., 69;
gave him the name and fame of “Rail-

splitter," 181
Hardin, General, Lincoln withdrew in his

favor, as candidate for Congress, in

1846, 182
Harper's Ferry, arsenal burned, 285; sur-

render of troops in 1862, 825
Harris, Miss C., with the President when

he was murdered, 459
Harrison, George W., returned from Black-

hawk War in company with Lincoln,

88
Harrison, political campaign, 120
Hay, Colonel John, Private Secretary to

the President, 216; sent to meet Con-

federate envoys at Niagara, 436
Hazel, Caleb, second schoolmaster of Lin-

coln in Kentucky, 18
Herndon, I. and R.,

brothers, business men
of New Salem, I., intimate friends of

Lincoln, 94
Herndon, William H., law-partner of Lin-

coln, 131; corresponded wit him in

Congress, 134; report of Lincoln's de-
spair of political affairs, 142; prevented
by Lincoln from going to Kansas, 154;
signed Lincoln's name to the call for
the Bloomington Convention, 156;
makes half of his next audience, 158;
shrinking consequences a little, 169; the

old law-sign not to be taken down, 198
Hill, Samuel, Lincoln's infidel manuscript

read and burned in store of, 103
Holt, Joseph, Secretary of War at the

close of the Buchanan Administration,

196
Hooker, Gen. Joseph, succeeded Burnside

in command of Army of the Potomac,
359, 385; resigned, 392; further services,

414
House Divided against Itself, preparation

and delivery of speech, 109, 172. (See

Appendix.)
Hunter, R. M. T., at Peace Conference in

Hampton Roads, 446
ILLINOIS CENTRAL RAILROAD, disputing law-

fee demanded by Lincoln, 102
Illinois, State of, Lincoln's emigration from

Indiana to, 65; politics and financial

excitement in, 92
Inauguration, Presidential, features of, in

1861, 208; in 1865, 418
Indiana, Territory and State, 19; Lincoln's.

first home there, 25
Internal Improvements, a hobby of Lin-

coln's early political life, 92, 106, 118
Invalid Corps, on duty in New York dur-

ing Draft Riots, 398
JACKSON, Gen. ANDREW,

Lincoln a “Jack-
son man," 92
Jayne, William, nominating Lincoln for

the Legislature without authority, 150
Jewett, W. C., of Colorado, with the Rebel

commissioners, 435
Joint Debates of 1856, 160; of 1858, 173
Johnson, Andrew, nominated for Vice-

President, 430; Military Governor of
Tennessee, 438; escapes assassination,

etc., 458
Johnson, Herschel V., Douglas-Democratic

candidate for Vice-President, 184
Johnston family, at time of marriage of

Mrs. Johnston with Thomas Lincoln, 32
Johnston, John, step-brother of Lincoln,

32; partner in second flat-boat voyage,
69, 71; letter to him in last illness of

Thomas Lincoln, 114
Jones, keeper of country store in Gentry-

ville, hired Lincoln ås salesman, 56
Journey to Washington in 1861, speeches

and incidents, 201, 204
KANSAS-NEBRASKA Bill, reported to U. S.

Senate in 1854, 146
Kansas Territory and State, troubles in,

151; stumping tour in, by Lincoln, 177;
political troubles concerning military

management, 401, 406, 428
Kean, Laura, actress at Ford's Theater at

assassination of the President, 460
Kentucky, neutrality of, 258
Kirkpatrick, competitor of Lincoln for

captaincy in Illinois Volunteers, 82

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LAMON, WARD H., associate counsel with

Lincoln, 140; duties at the White

House, 243
Lane, Senator James, of Kansas, speech in

defense of Lincoln, 429
Lane, Joseph, proslavery Democratic can-

didate for Vice-President in 1860, 184
Lee, Gen. Robert E., offered command of

Union forces, 236; takes command of
Virginia State troops, 240; surrender

of, 455
Letters of marque, Jefferson Davis issued

proclamation offering, 250
Lincoln, Abraham, birth and childhood,

13-24; brother, 21; schooling, 18, 35, 37,
42; bodily strength, 37, 55, 98; books,
40, 44, 46, 78; writing, 43; first stump-
speaking, 48, 68; early temperate hab-
its, 48; clerk in a country, store, 56;
first law-studies, 51, 56; sociability, 54;
first flat-boat voyage, 60; removal from
Indiana to Illinois, 65; second flat-boat
voyage, 69; inventor, 70; clerk of elec-
tion, 74; miller, 75; wrestler, 72, 76;
captain of volunteers in the Blackhawk
War, 82; private soldier, 88; candidate
for the State Legislature, 91; merchant,
91; law-student, 14; surveyor, 95; post-
master, 95; bankrupt, 96; first love, 99;
elected to the State Legislature, 101;
skeptic, 103; temporary insanity, 108,
122; correspondence with Mary Owens,
111; antislavery protest in Illinois
Legislature, 115; admitted to the bar,
118; betrothal to Mary Todd, 121; duel
with Shields, 124; marriage, 125; ad-
mitted to practice in U. S. Circuit
Court, 127; elected to Congress, 138;
death of his father, 144; first reply to
Douglas, 147; defeated candidate for
the United States Senate, 152, 169, 173;
Bloomington speech, 156; candidate for
Vice-President of the United States,
159; “House divided against itself"
speech, 170; editorial nomination for
President of the United States, 174;
Cooper Institute speech, 178; rail-split-
ter, 181; nomination for the Presidency
by the Republican National Conven-
tion, 183; elected President, 186; policy.
before inauguration, 190; farewell
speech to citizens of Springfield, 202;
inauguration, 209; selection of Cabinet,
214; military student, 245; read no let
ters, 282; procures the construction of
the Monitor 298; Proclamation of
Emancipation, 330, 332, 334; visiting
Army of Potomac, 840; loss of little
Willie, 345; letter to the armies on Sab-
bath-keeping, 347; watching armies in
the West, 351, 415; barassed to petu-
lance, 382; calumny and abuse of, 402,
425; "last, best, and shortest speech,
408; consciousness of wearing out, 408;
nominated for a second term, 429, 481;
elected, 441; inaugurated, with ad-
dress, etc., 448; last visit to the ar-
my, 452; entry of Richmond after

evacuation, 454; assassination, 459
Lincoln, Mrs. Mary Todd, engagement to

ms ry Abraham Lincoln, 19; author
of the "Lost Township Letters," 124;

marriage, 125; her husband's business
adviser, 189, 150, 162; life at the White
House, 244, 403; calumniated, 875, 378;
care of the President's personal ap-
pearance, 403; prostrated by his assas.

sination, 461.
Lincoln, Mrs. Nancy Hanks, mother of

Abraham Lincoln, Chapter I.; death,

30
Lincoln, Mrs. Sally Johnston, step-mother

of Abraham Lincoln, 32; his love for
her, 34; care of her in later days, 181,
144; visit to her before going to Wash-

ington, and her forebodings, 188
Lincoln, Robert Todd, son of Abraham

Lincoln, childhood. 183; at school, 180;

serving in the army, 418
Lincoln, Sally, or Nancy, sister of Abra-

ham Lincoln, 17; marriage to Aaron

Grigsby, 48; death, 49
Lincoln, Thomas, father of Abraham Lin.

coln, personal character, etc., Chapter
I.; treatment of his son, 60; death,

144
Lincoln, Thomas, son of Abraham Lincoln,

* Little Tad," birth of, 144; illness, 344
Lincoln, Willie, son of Abraham Lincoln,

birth, 133; death, 344
Logan, Stephen T., law.partner of Lin.

coln, 181; defeated for Congress, 138;
urging Lincoln not to give way for

Trumbull, 152
Long Bridge over Potomac, slenderly

guarded, 235; crossed by Union forces,

240
Long, Dr., condoling with Lincoln, etc.,

172
Long Nine, the, Sangamon County dele-

gation in the Illinois Legislature, 115
Lost Township Letters, written by Mary

Todd, story of, 124
MACAULEY, Commodore, in command of

Gosport Navy Yard, etc., 218
Manassas, military importance of, 254: Sec

ond Bull Run, battle of, 821
Manchester, England, letter of working.

men to President Lincoln, 412
Maryland, State of, ready for secession,

204, 231, 234, 849
Massachusetts Sixth Regiment, mustered

for service, 229; mobbed in Baltimore,

230
Massachusetts

War-bill passed, 201
Meade, Gen. George G., in command of

Army of Potomac, 390, 392, 420, 424
Metzgar murder-case, 163
Mexican War, opposed by Lincoln in Con-

gress, 181
McClellan, Gen. Geo. B., appointed to com

mand, 273; systematizing Army of Po-
tomac, 284; reports condition of army,
autumn of 1861, 286; army idea of him,
294; President's opinion of him, 3W;
return from Peninsula, 304, 321; re-as-
cumes command, 305, 324; political as-
pirations, 313, 315; removed from com-
mand, 3:26; nominated for President by

the Opposition, 437
McCulloch, Hugh, appointed Secretary of

the Treasury, 452
McDowell, Gen. Irwin, in command of

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Union troops at the battle of Bull Run,

255
McNamar, McNeil, desertion of Ann Rut-

ledge by, 100
Milk-sick, nature and ravages of, 28
Mill-dam' at New Salem, on Sangamon

River, on which Lincoln's flat-boat

stuck, 70; all now left of town, 73
Mississippi River, control of upper waters

retained, 197, 313; of mouth secured,

850; entire control secured, 393
Missouri, State of, saved from seceding,

850; political troubles in, 404, 406, 429
Monitor iron-clad, fight with Merrimac,

297; story of her construction, 298
Montgomery, Ala., first seat of govern-

ment of Southern Confederacy, 194
NATIONAL RIFLES, Washington, D. C., sig-

nificance of its history, 206, 236
Navy of United States, beginnings of, 250
Needham, Daniel, wrestling-match with

Lincoln, 72
New Orleans, effect of the capture of, 350
New Salem, fil., character and population

of, 71, 78
New York Seventh Regiment, set out for

Washington, 230; in Virginia, 241
New York War-bill, passage of, 201
Nicolay, John G., Private Secretary to

President Lincoln, 216
OFFICE-SEEKERS, first disappointment of,

by Lincoln, 188; throngs of them at

White House, 207, 215
Offutt, Denton, employs Lincoln, etc., to

build flat-boat, 69, 70; ditto as salesman

in New Salem, 74; failure, 81;
Oglesby, Gov. Richard, action at Decatur

Convention, 180
Ohio, political speeches in, by Lincoln, 177
Ord, Gen. E. 0. C., member of President

Lincoln's last council of war, 453
Ordinance of Secession of Virginia, 289
Oregon

Territory, governorship of, refused

by Lincoln, 138
Owens, Mary, correspondence with Lin-

coln, 111, 120
PAIN, JOHN, with W. H. Herndon, Lincoln's

audience at State House in Springfield,

158
Peace Commissioners at Niagara Falls,

435, et seg
Peace Conference in Hampton Roads, 446
Peace Congress, failure of, 218
Pendleton, George H., Democratic nomi-

nee for Vice-President, 487
Peninsular campaign, plan for, adopted,

295; close of, 300
Pennsylvania, War-bill passed, 201; 5th

Reg't Milítia reaches Washington, 229;

invasion of, by Lee's army, 890
Pensacola, Florida, navy-yard surrendered

and forts besieged, 195
People's party, organization and National

Convention of, 159
Peoria, I., speech by Lincoln in reply to

Douglas, 149
Pickens, Governor, of South Carolina, 220
Pickett, Gen., leader of last charge of bat-

tle of Gettysburg, 294

Pirates, Confederate privateers so declared

by proclamation, 250
Polk, James K., President, course of, on

Mexican question, 184
Pope, Gen. John, in command of the Army

of Virginia, 303; drifted out of it, 805;

conduct and reports of, 321, 322
Posey, reply to his speech at Decatur, Ill.,

by Lincoln, 68
Press, liberty of, restricted, 876, 377
Private secretaries of the President, 216;

offices and duties of, 243, 282
Protest, antislavery, in Legislature of Il-

linois, by Lincoln and Stone, 115
Punch, London journal, versified obituary

on Lincoln, 402. (See Appendix.)
RADFORD store in New Salem mobbed, etc.,

93
Rail-splitter, origin and occasion of title,

181
Rathbone, Major Henry, with the President

at Ford's Theater, 459
Reconstruction, beginnings of, 874, 375;

act providing for, passed and vetoed,

434
Regular army, increased at the beginning,

etc., 237
Republican party, elements of, 148; in

Congress, 162; first State Convention
of, in Illinois, 168; second ditto, 180;
first National Convention, 182; second

ditto, 426
Richmond, Virginia, latent Unionism in,

204
Riney, Zachariah, first schoolmaster of

Lincoln, 18
Roby, Polly, anecdotes of, and Lincoln,

48, 61
Russia, friendship for United States, 884
Rutledge, Ann, story of her first betrothal,

99; to Lincoln, 107; death, 108
Rutledge, James, mill-owner' at New Sa-

lem, prevents fight, etc., 77; urged Lin.

coln to run for Legislature, 91
SANGAMON RIVER, house built and work

done on bank of, by Abraham Lincoln,
67; flat-boat built there by him, 69;
piloting flat-boat down it in a flood, 74;

testing it for steamboat navigation, 79
Sangamontown, strolls into, 70
Schoolmasters of Abraham Lincoln, Zach-

ariah Riney, 18; Caleb Hazel, 18; Ha-
zel Dorsey, 35, 40; Andrew Crawford,

42; Minter Graham, 78
Scott, Gen. Winfield, directing organiza-

tion of District of Columbia militia,
206; co-operating with President Lin-
coln in 1881, 207; advising appointment
of Gen. McClellan, 278; resignation and

retirement, 274
Secession, original purposes, 211; ripened

by Lincoln's election, 192; cotton-States
act, 194; Virginia Act, 240; recognized

only as sedition, 224, 227, 374
Second term, beginning of political cam-

paign for, 421, 428
Seventh Regiment, N. Y. N. G., 230
Seward, William H., “Irrepressible_Con-

flict" services, 171; candidate for Presi.
dential nomination, 182; appointed Sec-

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