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I held Lincoln : a union sailor's journey home

Richard E. Quest (Author)
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 this astonishing now-recovered story, giving insight into a little-known Confederate prison camp during the last days of the Civil War and providing much-deserved recognition to a man whose journey was nearly lost to American history
Print Book, English, 2018
Potomac Books, an imprint of the University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, 2018
Biography
xvi, 187 pages ; 24 cm
9781612349497, 9781640124516, 1612349498, 1640124519
1005198838
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