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Lincoln under enemy fire : the complete account of his experiences during Early's attack on Washington

Author: John Henry Cramer
Publisher: Knoxville : University of Tennessee Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : State or province government publication : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Originally published in 1948 but long unavailable, this intriguing book chronicles the strange events of midsummer 1864, when President Abraham Lincoln might well have succumbed to a Confederate bullet were it not for the fortuitously spoken words of a Union officer standing nearby. The central story is fairly well known: In July, the Confederate Army contemplated an attack on Washington, D.C. The Union showed  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Cramer, John Henry, -1948.
Lincoln under enemy fire.
Knoxville : University of Tennessee Press, ©2009
(OCoLC)755295872
Named Person: Abraham Lincoln; Jubal Anderson Early; Jubal Anderson Early; Abraham Lincoln
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Henry Cramer
ISBN: 9781572336698 1572336692
OCLC Number: 318243584
Notes: Originally published: Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, 1948.
Description: xxxi, 138 pages, [5] pages of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Attack on Washington --
Amid the smoke of battle --
When the smoke of battle cleared --
From generation to generation --
"Get down, you fool!"
Responsibility: John Henry Cramer ; with an introduction by Charles M. Hubbard.

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Originally published in 1948 but long unavailable, this intriguing book chronicles the strange events of midsummer 1864, when President Abraham Lincoln might well have succumbed to a Confederate bullet were it not for the fortuitously spoken words of a Union officer standing nearby. The central story is fairly well known: In July, the Confederate Army contemplated an attack on Washington, D.C. The Union showed sufficient strength to discourage a full-blown Southern assault, but on July 11, skirmishes broke out near Fort Stevens, just a few miles from Washington. High government officials and the social elite from the area came to the fort to observe the battle. Among them was President Lincoln, along with his wife and at least two cabinet-level officers. During his visit, the president joined a few others on a walkway that ran along the top of one of Fort Stevens's high defensive walls. Confederate sharpshooters opened fire on the group, and Lincoln was told to retreat to a safer location--in rather rude and emphatic terms, according to some accounts. Author John Henry Cramer frames Lincoln Under Enemy Fire around two questions: Who told the president to get off the parapet, and what was said to persuade him to do so? Whit this new editions, Cramer's findings become available once again, complete with a new introduction by noted Lincoln scholar Charles Hubbard. Lincoln under Enemy Fire, at its heart, is a book about Abraham Lincoln and validates some assumptions about Lincoln that have developed since Cramer wrote the book. Much of Cramer's attention is directed toward the various accounts--including eyewitness discrepancies and written communication--and this meticulous work shows a brilliant mind at work getting to the bottom of a historical mystery of the first order.

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