Latest Light On Abraham Lincoln, And War-time Memories (volume 1); Including Many Heretofore…

Paperback | January 9, 2012

byErvin S. Chapman

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1917. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... Ill THE JAQUESS-GILMORE MISSION * TO the re-election of Abraham Lincoln as President, and the final overthrow of the Rebellion, the JaquessGilmore Embassy of 1863-64 contributed more largely than did any other single effort of individuals, or any one achievement or act of the Government during that period. Having been an active participant in the struggles of that Presidential campaign and having given the history of that mission careful consideration for more than half a century, I have no hesitation in saying that the disclosures secured by that embassy and widely published at the crisis hour of that contest, turned the tide of battle and saved the nation from the ruinous defeat of President Lincoln and the dissolution of the Union. The story of that unique mission and of its decisive influence in the Presidential campaign is here told with painstaking fidelity and, to be rightfully appreciated, it should be read in its entirety. The hero of that embassy, Colonel James F. Jaquess, of the 73rd Illinois Volunteers, was a rare man. He lived with his head above the clouds while his feet were on solid ground; he lived in the eternal while he wrought with tremendous force in the activities of earth. He was a prominent minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and a distinguished college president before the Rebellion, and in the pulpit he was a Boanerges, a "Son of Thunder," and his gospel messages were like oral proclamations by Jehovah. He seemed to live in constant fellowship with the Most High, and to be an utter stranger to worldly considerations and motives while obeying the commands of God. He was as loving and gentle as a devoted mother in dealing with the weak and erring, but he would dash with fearless fury into battle as if hurled by an invisible catapu...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1917. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... Ill THE JAQUESS-GILMORE MISSION * TO the re-election of Abraham Lincoln as President, and the final overthrow of the Rebellion, the J...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:92 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:January 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217963048

ISBN - 13:9780217963046

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