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How We Elected Lincoln

A.J. Dittenhoefer

 

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Mr. Lincoln on horseback in front of his residence, Springfield, Illinois, at the time of his return from the campaign with Senator Douglas.


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HOW WE ELECTED LINCOLN

Personal Recollections of Lincoln
And Men of His Time

 

by

ABRAM J. DITTENHOEFFER

A Campaigner for Lincoln in 1860
and a Lincoln Elector in 1864

 


HARPER & BROTHERS

New York and London


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BOOKS ABOUT LINCOLN

LINCOLN AND THE SLEEPING SENTINEL
By Lucius E. Chittenden

RECOLLECTIONS OF PRESIDENT LINCOLN AND HIS ADMINISTRATION
By Lucius E. Chittenden

HOW WE ELECTED LINCOLN
By A. J. Dittenhoefer

THE TOY SHOP
By Margarita Spalding Gerry

ABRAHAM LINCOLN
By Charles C. Coffin

REMINISCENCES OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN
By Allen Thorndike Rice

LINCOLN 'S OWN STORIES
By Anthony Gross

 

HARPER & BROTHERS, NEW YORK

 

HOW WE ELECTED LINCOLN
Copyright, 1916, by Harper & Brothers
Printed in the United States of American
Published September, 1916
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CONTENTS

CHAP.

 

PAGE

I.

THE MANó LINCOLN

1

II.

LINCOLN 'S INTRODUCTION TO THE EAST

14

III.

HOW LINCOLN WAS FIRST NOMINATED

20

IV.

HOW LINCOLN WAS FIRST ELECTED

34

V.

THE JOURNEY TO THE CAPITAL

41

VI.

STORIES AND INCIDENTS

47

VII.

FOUR YEARS OF STRESS AND STRAIN

55

VIII.

THE RENOMINATION

71

IX.

THE CAMPAIGN OF 1864

85


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PREFACE

THIS book offers my personal recollections of the immortal Emancipator, and of the memorable campaigns of 1860 and 1864, in which, as a young man, I was actively engaged.

In looking back upon a life of fourscore years I find no prouder memories than those of the years 1860-65. They illumined my being, and my life became inspired through association with the immortal Abraham Lincoln and the great men of the anit-slavery conflict.

I am unwilling to allow these reminiscences to go forth without giving credit to my old friend Julius Chambers, for the valuable assistance he rendered in compiling them.

{signature: A. J. Dittenhoefer}


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