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Winkle, Kenneth J
Lincoln's citadel : the Civil War in Washington, DC / Kenneth J. Winkle
Alternate Title Civil War in Washington, DC
First edition
Production, publication, distribution, manufacture, copyright New York : W. W. Norton & Company, [2013]
©2013
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 3rd Floor  E501 .W76 2013    AVAILABLE
Subject Washington (D.C.) -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
Physical Description xvi, 486 pages, 16 pages of unnumbered plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 417-463) and index
Contents "Abolition house" -- "Getting the hang of the house": Congressman Abraham Lincoln -- "At war with Washington": the abolitionists -- "A western free state man": Lincoln and slavery -- "Is the center nothing?": Lincoln's middle ground -- "Cleaning the devil out of Washington" -- "A wide spread and powerful conspiracy": warnings and threats from Washington -- "The way we skulked into this city": claiming the presidency -- "This big White House": the Lincoln family -- "White and black, all mixed up together": the African American community -- "A swift and terrible retribution": striking the first blows -- "Order out of confusion": preparing for war -- "I was slow to adopt the strong measures": loyalty and disloyalty -- "If I were only a boy I'd march off tomorrow": the tide of sick and wounded -- "An unknown something called freedom" -- "Tinkering experiments": toward emancipation -- "Freedom triumphant in war and peace": emancipation in Washington -- "We must use what tools we have": toward total war -- "On the soil where they were born": the former slaves -- "The step which, at once, shortens the war": the Emancipation Proclamation -- "Defend what is our own": the limits of freedom -- "Never forget what they did here": honoring the fallen -- "Worth more than a victory in the field": the end in sight -- Epilogue: "The country was ready to say amen"
Summary Describes the Civil War from Abraham Lincoln's point of view in Washington, D.C., chronicling how the president supported fugitive slaves and also personally comforted wounded troops during wartime

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