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I held Lincoln : a union sailor's journey home

Author: Richard E Quest
Publisher: Lincoln : Potomac Books, an imprint of the University of Nebraska Press, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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On the night of April 14, 1865, Loring attended Ford's Theater and witnessed one of the single most tragic events in American history: the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. After the shot rang out, Loring climbed into the presidential box and assisted the dying president, helping to carry him across the street to the Peterson House. Using Loring's recently discovered private journal, Richard E. Quest tells  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
History
Military history
Biography
Named Person: Benjamin Loring; Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard E Quest
ISBN: 9781612349497 1612349498
OCLC Number: 1005198838
Description: xvi, 187 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Getting in the fight --
The Wave --
A seasick Wave --
No coal --
The enemy is close by --
A precious rose --
Chicken feed --
Prison --
Escape! --
Through the wall --
On the outside --
Plantations --
Dog ranch --
De Doe is dead?! --
The hunter --
Interrogation --
A night drive --
A Confederate bastille --
Anderson Grimes County Jail --
The Old Pen again --
Deadliest killer --
Making the best of it --
The swamp --
Tied up --
The power of the pen(cil) --
Navigating by the wind --
Parched corn --
Over the river and through the woods --
Bear Swamp --
Confederate potatoes --
Goodbye Texas --
Home Guard and Yankee prisoners --
Old friends? --
Your passes or your life! --
Where is my penknife? --
The last toenail --
A burned bridge --
Chimneys on the horizon --
Lincoln coffee and a civilized bed --
The surprise --
Washington Navy Yard --
I held Lincoln.
Responsibility: Richard E. Quest.

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The story of Lt. Benjamin Loring, who escaped from a Confederate prison camp to regain his freedom, and after returning home, witnessed the assassination of President Lincoln at Ford's Theater.  Read more...

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