Cover

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Frontispiece

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pp. ii-ii

Title Page

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pp. iii-iii

Copyright Page

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pp. iv-vi

Contents

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pp. vii-viii

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Acknowledgments

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pp. ix-x

ONE DAY IN 1992 WHILE I WAS WORKING AT THE JOHN HAY LIBRARY AT Brown University, Jennifer Lee, curator of the Lincoln Collection, suggested that I might like to examine a scrapbook in which Hay had pasted some of his own writings. Without her prompting, I would doubtless have ignored that valuable source and its counterparts in the Hay Papers at the ...

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Introduction

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pp. xi-xxx

THIS VOLUME COMPLEMENTS JOHN HAY'S CIVIL WAR DIARY, AN invaluable document despite its many gaps.! To help caulk some of those gaps, Hay's anonymous and pseudonymous journalism written between 1860 and 1864 is collected here. These dispatches and editorials shed both direct and indirect light on Abraham Lincoln. Not only does Hay quote the president and describe his activities but he also offers opinions that may ...

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1. 1860

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pp. 1-16

AS THE EVENTS OF THE LAST WEEK HAVE RENDERED SPRINGFIELD, IN n one respect at least, the central city of the north, I have thought that some mention of the occurrences that have recently disturbed its monotonous quietude, might not be devoid of interest to the readers of the Journal. Having had greatness thus suddenly thrust upon her, she deports herself...

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2. 1861

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pp. 17-186

MR. LINCOLN HAS GIVEN UP HIS ROOM AT THE STATE HOUSE, AND his public receptions are at an end. His private Secretary, Mr. Nicolay, has an office in Johnson's Building, where he receives all who wish to see Mr. Lincoln upon important business....

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3. 1862

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pp. 187-330

MCCLELLAN'S ILLNESS, WHICH AT FIRST WAS CALLED AN ORDINARY cold attended with slight fever, seems to be hanging on with that vague pertinacity which characterizes every disagreeable visitation of Washington society, from office-seekers to ague. Every day the sensationalizers represent ...

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4. 1863-1864

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pp. 331-340

ALTHOUGH OUR MILITARY POSITION IS NOT ALL WE COULD WISH ON n this first day of the New Year, we have much to congratulate ourselves upon, if we compare our situation to-day with that of a year ago. In the impatient fretfulness with which we are too apt to criticise the progress of events, we say that nothing is done, when our full expectations are not realized....

Notes

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pp. 341-376

Index

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pp. 377-393

Author Bio

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pp. 394-394

Back Cover

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