Inside Lincoln's White House

Inside Lincoln's White House

The Complete Civil War Diary of John Hay

eBook - 1999
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On 18 April 1861, assistant presidential secretary John Hay recorded in his diary the report of several women that ""some young Virginian long haired swaggering chivalrous of course. . . and half a dozen others including a daredevil guerrilla from Richmond named Ficklin would do a thing within forty eight hours that would ring through the world.""The women feared that the Virginian planned either to assassinate or to capture the president. Calling this a ""harrowing communication, "" Hay continued his entry: ""They went away and I went to the bedside of the Chief couché.
Publisher: Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, ©1999, ©1997
ISBN: 9780585106588
Characteristics: 1 online resource (416 pages) : illustrations


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