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By Mara L. Pratt

ISBN-10: 1599152053

ISBN-13: 9781599152059

Tales of the nice clash from the time Lincoln grew to become president and the southern states seceded, in the course of the battles of Bull Run, Shiloh, Antietam, Vicksburg, Gettysburg, Chickamauga, until eventually the shut of the struggle. comprises poems, songs, and illustrations commemorating the occasions. appropriate for a while eight and up.

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He had been brought up on a Kentucky farm, where he had learned to hoe and to plant, to drive oxen, to build log-houses, to split rails, to fell trees;—everything that a farmer boy away out in a new country would have to do, this boy had done. " LINCOLN'S FIRST HOUSE IN ILLINOIS But for all his hoeing and his rail-splitting, for all his poverty and his hard labor, for all his rough home and his common companions, Abraham Lincoln soon proved that he had a something in his head and in his heart that any gentleman might well have been proud to own—a something that a world of fine houses and fine clothes could not buy— something which, by and by, prompted him to set all the poor black men and women free.

Round and round they went, worrying the two forts on all sides, until they gave way—and the richest lands of the South were in the hands of Union vessels. The owners took to flight, burning their stored cotton as they went, determined that not one shred of it should fall into Yankee hands. The negro slaves did not flee. They came down to the water side as the vessels drew near,—some of them with the few little things they owned tied up in little bundles,—and begged to be taken away to the land of freedom.

She demanded, too, that the two men taken from her vessels be returned. " And when the people thought it over, they owned that England was right, and the two men were returned. This was a good, honest, straightforward way to do, and I'm sure England and France both thought so, and respected the North for it. At any rate, the two men had no sort of success in either country, and the South was disappointed and disgusted with the whole affair. The Merrimac and the Monitor DURING the second year of the war, there appeared in the ocean not far from Fortress Monroe, a strange looking monster.

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