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Civil War Echoes, Character Sketches and State Secrets Hamilton Gay Howard

Civil War Echoes, Character Sketches and State Secrets

Hamilton Gay Howard

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This historic volume was published in 1907 and is a powerfuldocument about the powers-that-be during the Civil War yearsin Washington................................................................................From the books Preface:TheMoreThis historic volume was published in 1907 and is a powerfuldocument about the powers-that-be during the Civil War yearsin Washington................................................................................From the books Preface:The following somewhat hastily written pages of discon-nected, personal and public historical reminiscences are theresult of urgent requests of friends of both sexes to preservefor public use and information some interesting factscoming under my own observation of what may, in a sense,be termed unpublished history of the Civil-war Days of theRepublic.The task, more and more agreeable as it progressed, wasdone during the silent leisure hours of the night, after pro-fessional work had been finished, several years ago - themanuscript was laid away in the meantime awaiting afavorable opportunity for publication, which it is believedhas now arrived. No apology is offered for its appearance.Any literary work that adds a spark of truth to thegloriously illuminated era of those days that tried menssouls, or that may recall the minds of the present genera-tion to the great patriotic actors therein, whether inLegislative Hall, Cabinet Council, Supreme Court, or Fieldof Battle, can but stimulate renewed love of our regeneratedand disenthralled Nation and of the everlasting principlesof universal human brotherhood upon which it is founded:such is the primary object of this book................................................................................CHAPTER ONEHistorical Senators — Descriptive Physical and PsychicalCHAPTER TWOAbraham Lincolns Assassination, and Vice-president AndrewJohnsons Complicity ThereinCHAPTER THREEWashington Society — Notable Receptions, Levees, andOther Social FunctionsCHAPTER FOURGreatest Criminal Trial in History— Impeachment of PresidentAndrew JohnsonCHAPTER FIVEFlotsam and Jetsam — A MelangeCHAPTER SIXThe Authors Father: Hon. Jacob M. Howard, L.L. D.,United States Senator from Michigan — 1862-1871CHAPTER SEVENLetters from General Custer to Senator Howard