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United States. Congress. Journal of the Senate of the United States of America, being the first session of the thirty seventh congress ...

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05164 Author/Creator: United States. Congress. Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Books Date: 1861 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Title continues, " ... begun and held at the city of Washington, July 4, 1861." Includes Abraham Lincoln's address of 4 July 1861. Printed by the Government Printing Office. Copy of Hon. Waitman T. Willey with his name pasted on the front cover.

People: United States. Congress.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Keywords/Subjects: Civil War, Military History, President, Presidential Speeches and Proclamations, Union Forces, Congress, Government and Civics

Sub Era: The American Civil War