Atlantic Monthly Press
After President Abraham Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address, Union officer Charles Francis Adams, Jr. wrote his father, the American Minister to England, “That rail-splitting lawyer is one of the wonders of the day. Once at Gettysburg and now again on a greater occasion he has shown a capacity for rising to the demands of the hour which we should not expect from orators or men of the schools. This inaugural strikes me in its grand simplicity and directness as being for all time the historical keynote of this war....” Edward Achorn’s new book relives the Second Inauguration and its context. The author’s retelling of that March 4, 1865 day in Washington makes the reader feel as if they were there...
Williams, Frank J.
"Every Drop of Blood: The Momentous Second Inauguration of Abraham Lincoln,"
Civil War Book Review: Vol. 22
Available at: https://digitalcommons.lsu.edu/cwbr/vol22/iss2/10