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The day Lincoln was almost shot : the Fort Stevens story

Author: Benjamin Franklin Cooling, III
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, 2015. ©2013
Series: Schieffelin Collection.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First paperback editionView all editions and formats
This book recounts the story of President Abraham Lincoln's role in the Battle of Fort Stevens in July 1864. This engagement stands apart in American history as the only time a sitting American president came under enemy fire while in office. In this new study of this overlooked moment in American history, Cooling poses a troubling question: What if Lincoln had been shot and killed during this short battle, nine  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Benjamin Franklin Cooling, III
ISBN: 9781442252783 1442252782 9780810886223 0810886227
OCLC Number: 907161263
Description: xv, 322 pages, 28 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 23 cm
Contents: Mr. Lincoln's capital as center of gravity --
Lincoln and the army come to the suburbs --
Abe's re-election, Old Jube and the moment of greatest danger --
Sigel/Weber and delays on the upper Potomac --
Monocacy, a secretary's son and the road to Washington --
Blindness or stupidity on a hot weekend --
First defenders to the front: Lincoln at Fort Stevens, July 11 --
The president is almost shot: July 12 --
Rebel recessional/Yankee repercussions --
Lincoln, Fort Stevens and American memory.
Series Title: Schieffelin Collection.
Responsibility: Benjamin Franklin Cooling III.


In The Day Lincoln Was Almost Shot: The Fort Stevens Story, historian B.F. Cooling documents the story of President Abraham Lincoln and the Battle of Fort Stevens in July 1864.  Read more...


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Most Civil War buffs are aware that Lincoln came under Confederate fire, and this work presents all the details they could wish to learn about the incident. It occurred in July 1864, when the Read more...

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