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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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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.

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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Military history
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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"I Held Lincoln is well worth a read by anyone with the slightest interest in the Civil War, throwing light on service in the Navy and the death of Lincoln, but most of all as a rousing tale of Read more...

 
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