Washington, DC

Washington, D.C., 1857, zoomable map
Boundaries and Extent. — The District, as at present limited, containing less than two thirds of the original land surface, is bounded on the north-west, north-east, and south-east, by the counties of Montgomery and Prince George's, in Maryland; on the south-west flows the Potomac, dividing it from Alexandria county, in Virginia — that portion of the District which reverted to the latter state by the act of 1846. The two cities, Washington and Georgetown, are situated respectively on the east and north-east banks of the river, and are connected by two short bridges crossing Rock Creek, a small branch of the Potomac.... The area of the entire District is now estimated at sixty square miles. (Gazetteer of the United States of America, 1854)

Record Data

Place Unit Type
  City or Town
Containing Unit

Note Cards

Events

People

Birthplace of
 

Andrews, Richard Snowden

Richard Snowden Andrews, detail
Full name
  Richard Snowden Andrews

Arnold, Samuel Bland

Samuel Arnold, detail
Full name
  Samuel Bland Arnold

Brannan, John Milton

John Milton Brannan, detail
Full name
  John Milton Brannan

Broderick, David Colbreth

David Colbreth Broderick, detail
Full name
  David Colbreth Broderick

Browning, Ringgold Wood

Dickinson College Alumnus - No photograph currently available
Full name
  Ringgold Wood Browning

Bryant, James Edmund

James Edmund Bryant, detail
Full name
  James Edmund Bryant

Carroll, Samuel Sprigg

Samuel Sprigg Carroll, detail
Full name
  Samuel Prigg Carroll

Chapman, Conrad Wise

Full name
  Conrad Wise Chapman

Clapham, John N.

Dickinson College Alumnus - No photograph currently available
Full name
  John N. Clapham

Dickson, Samuel Middleton

Dickinson College Alumnus - No photograph currently available
Full name
  Samuel Middleton Dickson

Douglas, Adele Cutts

Adele Cutts Douglas, detail
Full name
  Adele Cutts Douglas

Ewell, Richard Stoddert

Richard Stoddert Ewell, detail
Full name
  Richard Stoddert Ewell

Follansbee, James Morrill

Dickinson College Alumnus - No photograph currently available
Full name
  James Morrill Follansbee

Force, Manning Ferguson

Manning Ferguson Force, detail
Full name
  Manning Ferguson Force

Getty, George Washington

George Washington Getty, detail
Full name
  George Washington Getty

Goldsborough, Louis Malesherbes

Louis Malesherbes Goldsborough, engraving, detail
Full name
  Louis Malesherbes Goldsborough

Hunter, David

David Hunter, detail
Full name
  David Hunter

Johnson, Jane

Jane Johnson, detail
Full name
  Jane Johnson

Lovell, Mansfield

Mansfield Lovell, detail
Full name
  Mansfield Lovell

Magruder, George Lloyd

George Lloyd Magruder, detail
Full name
  George Lloyd Magruder

Mason, James Murray

James Murray Mason, detail
Full name
  James Murray Mason

Meigs, John Rodgers

John Rodgers Meigs, detail
Full name
  John Rodgers Osborne

Nourse, James

Dickinson College Alumnus - No photograph currently available
Full name
  James Nourse

Orme, William Ward

William Ward Orme, detail
Full name
  William Ward Orme

Pleasonton, Alfred

Alfred Pleasonton, detail
Full name
  Alfred Pleasonton

Reagan, Taylor M

Full name
  Taylor M. Reagan

Roszel, Stephen Asbury

Stephen Asbury Roszel, detail
Full name
  Stephen Asbury Roszel

Washington, Littleton Quinton

Littleton Washington, detail
Full name
  Littleton Quinton Washington

Watterson, Henry

Henry Watterson, detail
Full name
  Henry Watterson

Weightman, Richard Hanson

Richard Hanson Weightman, engraving, 1848, detail
Full name
  Richard Hanson Weightman
1860 residence of
 

King, Horatio Collins

Horatio Collins King, as a student, detail
Full name
  Horatio Collins King

McCalmont, Alfred Brunson

Alfred Brunson McCalmont, detail
Full name
  Alfred Brunson McCalmont

Washington, Littleton Quinton

Littleton Washington, detail
Full name
  Littleton Quinton Washington
Burial place of
 

Birney, William

William Birney, detail
Full name
  William Birney

Bruce, Blanche Kelso

Blanche Kelso Bruce, circa 1880, detail
Full name
  Blanche Kelso Bruce

Buchanan, Robert Christie

Robert Christie Buchanan, detail
Full name
  Robert Christie Buchanan

Gaines, William Embre

No image yet available for this man
Full name
  William Embre Gaines

Langston, John Mercer

John Mercer Langston, detail
Full name
  John Mercer Langston

Logan, John Alexander

John Alexander Logan, detail
Full name
  John Alexander Logan

Pike, Albert

Albert Pike, detail
Full name
  Albert Pike

Smith, Lydia Hamilton

Lydia Hamilton Smith
Full name
  Lydia Hamilton Smith

Documents

Subject
 
Date Title
01/23/1841 Abraham Lincoln to John Stuart, January 23, 1841
01/09/1847 Debate Over Increase of the Army, House of Representatives, January 9, 1847
04/16/1848 Abraham Lincoln to Mary Todd Lincoln, Washington, DC, April 16, 1848
06/12/1848 Abraham Lincoln to William Herndon, June 12, 1848
07/10/1848 Abraham Lincoln to William Herndon, Washington, DC, July 10, 1848
09/03/1848 Abraham Lincoln to Thaddeus Stevens, September 3, 1848
12/24/1848 Abraham Lincoln to John D. Johnston, December 24, 1848
03/10/1849 Abraham Lincoln, Application for Patent on an Improved Method of Lifting Vessels over Shoals, March 10, 1849
06/03/1849 Abraham Lincoln to J. R. Underwood, June 3, 1849
07/28/1849 Abraham Lincoln to John M. Clayton, July 28, 1849
02/01/1850 New York Herald, “Mr. Clay's Compromise, and the Cabinet,” February 1, 1850
04/30/1850 (Columbus) Ohio State Journal, “New Law about Fugitive Slaves,” April 30, 1850
06/22/1854 Jacob Bigelow (William Penn) to William Still, June 22, 1854
06/27/1854 Jacob Bigelow (William Penn) to William Still, June 27, 1854
10/03/1854 Jacob Bigelow (William Penn) to William Still, October 3, 1854
02/09/1855 Abraham Lincoln to Elihu Benjamin Washburne, February 9, 1855
02/16/1855 Abraham Lincoln to Jesse Olds Norton, February 16 1855
05/15/1855 New York Herald, “The Kansas Question and the Anti-Slavery Disorganizers,” May 15, 1855
09/09/1855 Jacob Bigelow (William Penn) to William Still, September 9, 1855
09/29/1855 Louisville (KY) Journal, "Untitled," September 29, 1855
10/06/1855 Jacob Bigelow (William Penn) to William Still, October 6, 1855
10/12/1855 Jacob Bigelow (William Penn) to William Still, October 12, 1855
11/10/1855 Jacob Bigelow (William Penn) to William Still, November 10, 1855
11/26/1855 Jacob Bigelow (William Penn) to William Still, November 26, 1855
04/03/1856 Jacob Bigelow (William Penn) to William Still, April 3, 1856
04/23/1856 Jacob Bigelow (William Penn) to William Still, April 23, 1856
09/15/1856 Hiram Wilson to William Still, September 15, 1856
10/05/1856 Jermain Wesley Loguen to William Still, October 5, 1856
12/09/1856 Jacob Bigelow (William Penn) to William Still, December 9, 1856
01/01/1857 Washington (DC) National Era, "The Future Judged by the Past," January 1, 1857
01/03/1857 Richmond (VA) Dispatch, "A Case in Point," January 3, 1857
01/05/1857 New York Times, "The Dred Scott Case," January 5, 1857
01/25/1857 James Buchanan to Harriet Lane, January 25, 1857
01/28/1857 Entry by Josiah Gorgas, January 28, 1857
02/05/1857 New York Times, “Gen. Scott and the Secretary of War,” February 5, 1857
02/09/1857 New York Times, “Affairs in Kansas,” February 9, 1857
02/14/1857 New York Times, "The Joint Committee to Notify the President and Vice-President Elect," February 14, 1857
02/20/1857 New York Times, "Cabinet Rumors at Washington," February 20, 1857
02/23/1857 D. Grier to James Buchanan, February 23, 1857
03/05/1857 Washington (DC) National Era, “Affairs in Kansas,” March 5, 1857
03/07/1857 Boston (MA) Herald, “The Dred Scott Decision,” March 7, 1857
03/07/1857 New York Times, “Slavery in the Territories,” March 7, 1857
03/09/1857 Boston (MA) Herald, “The Dred Scott Case,” March 9, 1857
03/09/1857 New York Herald, "The Decision in the Dred Scott," March 9, 1857
03/09/1857 New York Times, "From Washington," March 9, 1857
03/13/1857 New York Herald, “The New Order of Battle,” March 13, 1857
03/28/1857 New York Times, “Governor Geary’s Last Interview with Mr. Buchanan,” March 28, 1857
04/01/1857 New York Times, “Robert J. Walker’s Acceptance of the Governship of Kansas,” April 1, 1857
04/11/1857 New York National Anti-Slavery Standard, "The Chief Justice Insane!," April 11, 1857
04/29/1857 New York Times, “England and America,” April 29, 1857
05/04/1857 New York Times, “Kansas Politics,” May 4, 1857
05/25/1857 Charleston (SC) Mercury, "The Fate and the Folly of Compromises," May 25, 1857
06/25/1857 Washington (DC) National Era, "The Administration," June 25, 1857
07/08/1857 E. L. Stevens to William Still, July 8, 1857
07/12/1857 Jacob Bigelow (William Penn) to William Still, July 12, 1857
07/13/1857 E. L. Stevens to William Still, July 13, 1857
09/09/1857 James Buchanan to Lord Clarendon, September 9, 1857
09/19/1857 Earro Weems to William Still, September 19, 1857
09/23/1857 New York Times, “Gen. Walker’s Letter,” September 23, 1857
10/17/1857 New York Times, “The Fall Elections,” October 17, 1857
10/22/1857 Washington (DC) National Era, “Collapse of Abolitionists,” October 22, 1857
10/24/1857 James Buchanan to Lewis Cass, October 24, 1857
10/30/1857 New York Times, “The Ballot-Box and the Bayonet,” October 30, 1857
11/01/1857 John H. Dade to William Still, November 1, 1857
11/23/1857 Stephen A. Douglas to John A. McClernand, November 23, 1857
11/28/1857 Cumberland (MD) Democratic Allegiance, "The Mormon War," November 28, 1857
12/14/1857 New York Times, "The Missing Walker," December 14, 1857
12/15/1857 New York Times, “Governor Walker in Washington,” December 15, 1857
12/17/1857 New York Times, “Secretary Stanton’s Call for an Extra Session of the Kansas Legislature,” December 17, 1857
12/18/1857 Abraham Lincoln to Lyman Trumbull, December 18, 1857
12/23/1857 New York Times, “Opening of the Presidential Campaign of 1860,” December 23, 1857
12/28/1857 Abraham Lincoln to Lyman Trumbull, December 28, 1857
12/30/1857 New York Herald, “News from Kansas,” December 30, 1857
01/03/1858 Lyman Trumbull to Abraham Lincoln, January 3, 1858
01/03/1858 New York Herald, "The Kansas Trouble in Congress," January 3, 1858
01/04/1858 New York Herald, "Kansas," January 4, 1858
01/05/1858 New York Herald, "The Slavery Question in Congress," January 5, 1858
03/06/1858 (Concord) New Hampshire Statesman, “Douglas in the Senate,” March 6, 1858
03/16/1858 Israel Washburn to James Shepard Pike, March 16, 1858
03/20/1858 Israel Washburn to James Shepard Pike, March 20, 1858
04/07/1858 Charleston (SC) Mercury, "The Result in the House," April 7, 1858
04/19/1858 John Wentworth to Abraham Lincoln, April 19, 1858
04/26/1858 Charleston (SC) Mercury, "The Rejection of Kansas," April 26, 1858
06/02/1858 New York Times, “The People’s Party,” June 2, 1858
06/08/1858 New York Times, "Private Armed Vessels," June 8, 1858
06/08/1858 New York Times, “Senator Douglas and the Republicans of Illinois,” June 8, 1858
06/12/1858 Lyman Trumbull to Abraham Lincoln, June 12, 1858
06/16/1858 Lyman Trumbull to Abraham Lincoln, June 16, 1858
06/18/1858 Charleston (SC) Mercury, “Rumored Breaking Up of the Cabinet,” June 18, 1858
07/05/1858 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, "More Fighting and More Drains upon the Treasury," July 5, 1858
07/11/1858 Ezra L. Stevens to William Still, July 11, 1858
07/26/1858 New York Herald, "Lecompton to be Rejected," July 26, 1858
07/29/1858 John Jordan Crittenden to Abraham Lincoln, July 29, 1858
08/20/1858 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “Signs of Fright,” August 20, 1858
08/27/1858 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “A Faithful Witness,” August 27, 1858
08/30/1858 New York Herald, “No Quarter to Douglas,” August 30, 1858
08/31/1858 New York Times, “What will Kansas do Next?,” August 31, 1858
10/01/1858 New York Times, “Mr. Buchanan’s Troubles,” October 1, 1858
11/05/1858 New York Times, "The Illinois Election," November 5, 1858
11/19/1858 New York Herald, “Gen. Walker Submitting to a ‘Legal Experiment,’” November 19, 1858
11/25/1858 (St. Louis) Missouri Republican, “Judge Douglas,” November 25, 1858
11/28/1858 New York Herald, “Mr. Douglas On His Travels,” November 28, 1858
12/15/1858 New York Times, “From Kansas and Pikes Peak,” December 15, 1858
12/17/1858 New York Times, “The Amistad Case,” December 17, 1858
12/22/1858 New York Times, “Who is President of Mexico?,” December 22, 1858
12/24/1858 Fayetteville (NC) Observer, “Political Meeting,” December 24, 1858
12/25/1858 New York Times, “Douglas and the Democracy,” December 25, 1858
12/31/1858 (St. Louis) Missouri Republican, “Senator Douglas,” December 31, 1858
01/04/1859 New York Times, “Arrival of Senator Douglas in Philadelphia,” January 4, 1859
01/11/1859 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “Douglas Reception at Washington,” January 11, 1859
01/17/1859 New York Herald, “The Present Congress and the Next President,” January 17, 1859
01/18/1859 Memphis (TN) Appeal, “The Chicago Times, Senator Douglas and the Administration,” January 18, 1859
01/19/1859 New York Herald, “Some of Our Diplomatic and Consular Deficiencies,” January 19, 1859
01/23/1859 Memphis (TN) Appeal, “President Buchanan against the Pension Bill,” January 23, 1859
01/23/1859 New York Herald, “Forney on a Short Allowance,” January 23, 1859
01/24/1859 New York Herald, “The Presidential Question,” January 24, 1859
01/25/1859 New York Herald, “The Case of Douglas vs. Fitch," January 25, 1859
01/27/1859 New York Herald, “Sham Retrenchment,” January 27, 1859
01/28/1859 New York Herald, “The Tarff Question in Congress,” January 28, 1859
01/29/1859 New York Times, “The Killing of the Pacific Railroad,” January 29, 1859
02/02/1859 Lewis Burrell to William Still, February 2, 1859
02/05/1859 New York Times, "Mexican News," February 5, 1859
02/06/1859 New Orleans (LA) Picayune, “Letter from Washington,” February 6, 1859
02/21/1859 New York Times, "News By Telegraph," February 21, 1859
02/24/1859 New York Times, “The Mint,” February 24, 1859
02/26/1859 New York Times, “The Political Future,” February 26, 1859
03/02/1859 Newark (OH) Advocate, “The Late Domestic Tragedy in Washington,” March 2, 1859
03/07/1859 Charleston (SC) Mercury, “Br. [Mr.] Buchanan and the Democratic Party,” March 7, 1859
03/09/1859 Charleston (SC) Mercury, “The Union of the South,” March 9, 1859
03/12/1859 New York Herald, “The Sickles Tragedy,” March 12, 1859
03/15/1859 New York Times, “The President and the Democracy,” March 15, 1859
03/25/1859 New York Times, “More Washington Monument,” March 25, 1859
04/12/1859 New York Times, "Interesting from Washington," April 12, 1859
04/14/1859 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “The Douglas Organ on Slavery Extension,” April 14, 1859
04/22/1859 James Buchanan to Charles E. Wentz, April 22, 1859
05/10/1859 Boston (MA) Advertiser, “Democratic Movements,” May 10, 1859
05/14/1859 James Buchanan to Harriet Rebecca Lane, May 14, 1859
05/19/1859 Fayetteville (NC) Observer, “Visit of the President to North Carolina,” May 19, 1859
05/21/1859 New York Times, “Making Too Much Haste,” May 21, 1859
05/22/1859 New York Herald, “Does Mr. Crittenden Back Out?,” May 22, 1859
06/02/1859 New York Times, “Post Office Peculation,” June 2, 1859
06/07/1859 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “Republicanism in Virginia,” June 7, 1859
06/23/1859 Lowell (MA) Citizen & News, “Fugitive Slave,” June 23, 1859
06/25/1859 New York Times, “A Fugitive Slave Case in Washington,” June 25, 1859
06/27/1859 New York Times, “Arrest for the Abduction of Slave,” June 27, 1859
07/04/1859 Bangor (ME) Whig and Courier, “The Douglas Manifesto,” July 4, 1859
07/06/1859 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “Probably Fatal Illness of Secretary Floyd,” July 6, 1859
07/16/1859 New York Times, “A Democratic Dove from Georgia,” July 16, 1859
07/22/1859 San Francisco (CA) Evening Bulletin, “Stage-Coach Travel Forty Years Ago,” July 22, 1859
07/25/1859 Fayetteville (NC) Observer, “Folly,” July 25, 1859
08/09/1859 Lowell (MA) Citizen & News, “Another Cargo of 600 Slaves Landed at the South,” August 9, 1859
08/22/1859 Fayetteville (NC) Observer, “Change in the Cabinet,” August 22, 1859
08/30/1859 Lowell (MA) Citizen & News, “Presidential,” August 30, 1859
09/07/1859 New York Times, “The Presidential Malaprop,” September 7, 1859
09/12/1859 New York Times, “Breaking Up Rapidly,” September 12, 1859
10/02/1859 New York Herald, “The Chevalier Forney Slackening Fire,” October 2, 1859
10/08/1859 New York Times, “Suspicious,” October 8, 1859
10/10/1859 Lowell (MA) Citizen & News, “Senator Broderick Killed in a Duel,” October 10, 1859
10/12/1859 Lowell (MA) Citizen & News, “The Speakership,” October 12, 1859
10/15/1859 Charleston (SC) Mercury, “The Charleston Convention,” October 15, 1859
10/18/1859 Lowell (MA) Citizen & News, “Riot at Harper’s Ferry,” October 18, 1859
10/18/1859 New York Times, "News of the Day," October 18, 1859
10/20/1859 Carlisle (PA) American Volunteer, “Negro Insurrection!," October 20, 1859
10/21/1859 New York Times, “Latest Dispatches,” October 21, 1859
10/25/1859 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, "Dissolution of the Union," October 25, 1859
10/28/1859 Baltimore (MD) Sun, "More Harper's Ferry Disclosures," October 28, 1859
11/19/1859 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, "The Virginia Panic," November 19, 1859
11/28/1859 Lyman Trumbull to Abraham Lincoln, November 28, 1859
12/04/1859 New York Herald, “The South and Southern Safety,” December 4, 1859
12/07/1859 San Francisco (CA) Bulletin, “Organization of the United States House of Representatives,” December 7, 1859
12/10/1859 New York Herald, "The Slavery Agitation," December 10, 1859
12/11/1859 New York Herald, “Judge Douglas and the Administration,” December 11, 1859
12/17/1859 Atchison (KS) Freedom’s Champion, “The Admission of Kansas,” December 17, 1859
12/18/1859 New York Herald, “The New York Herald in the South,” December 18, 1859
12/28/1859 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “The President’s Message,” December 28, 1859
01/04/1860 New York Times, “The Trial of Stevens,” January 4, 1860
01/24/1860 Boston (MA) Herald, “Telegraph to the Herald,” January 24, 1860
01/26/1860 Charleston (SC) Courier, “The Probable Southern Candidate,” January 26, 1860
01/30/1860 Fayetteville (NC) Observer, “Harper’s Ferry Items,” January 30, 1860
02/04/1860 Cleveland (OH) Herald, “Election of Mr. Forney,” February 4, 1860
02/05/1860 New York Herald, “A Competent Witness in the John Brown Investigation,” February 5, 1860
02/11/1860 Atchison (KS) Freedom’s Champion, “Thaddeus Hyatt,” February 11, 1860
02/11/1860 New York Times, “The Senatorial Inquisition,” February 11, 1860
02/13/1860 New York Times, “The Post-Office and the Express,” February 13, 1860
02/16/1860 New York Times, “Manufacturing Martyrs,” February 16, 1860
02/24/1860 Boston (MA) Advertiser, “The Power to Compel Witnesses,” February 24, 1860
02/24/1860 Lowell (MA) Citizen & News, “The Senate’s Inquisition,” February 24, 1860
02/25/1860 New York Herald, “The Senate and Messrs Hyatt and Howe,” February 25, 1860
02/29/1860 Boston (MA) Advertiser, “Mr. Hyatt’s Case,” February 29, 1860
03/02/1860 New York Times, “Helper’s Book and the Republicans,” March 2, 1860
03/06/1860 (Jackson) Mississippian, “Republicanism Defined,” March 6, 1860
03/13/1860 Boston (MA) Advertiser, “The Troubles in Texas,” March 13, 1860
03/14/1860 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “A Pair of Smart Politicians,” March 14, 1860
03/17/1860 Lowell (MA) Citizen & News, “Kellogg on Douglas,” March 17, 1860
03/26/1860 Charles Linsley to Robert Hunter, March 26, 1860
03/27/1860 Asa Biggs to Robert Hunter, March 27, 1860
03/30/1860 Thomas L. Kane to Robert Hunter, March 30, 1860
04/01/1860 New York Herald, “Seward’s Opinion on the Mexican Business,” April 1, 1860
04/17/1860 Boston (MA) Advertiser, “The Coming Men,” April 17, 1860
05/06/1860 New York Herald, “Corruption in the United States Marshal’s Office,” May 6, 1860
05/15/1860 San Francisco (CA) Evening Bulletin, “The Great Mistake of the Buchanan’s Administration,” May 15, 1860
05/23/1860 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “Lincoln as He Is,” May 23, 1860
05/26/1860 New York Times, “Civilization and the Japanese,” May 26, 1860
05/30/1860 Schuyler Colfax to Abraham Lincoln, May 30, 1860
06/01/1860 Abraham Lincoln, Autobiography, circa June 1860
06/06/1860 (Jackson) Mississippian, “Bell on Abolition Petitions,” June 6, 1860
06/08/1860 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “Sumner’s Speech,” June 8, 1860
06/09/1860 Stephen A. Douglas to Follett Foster & Company, June 9, 1860
06/12/1860 Richard W. Thompson to Abraham Lincoln, June 12, 1860
06/18/1860 George Ashmun to Abraham Lincoln, June 18, 1860
07/05/1860 Ripley (OH) Bee, “The John Brown Investigation,” July 5, 1860
07/06/1860 Richard W. Thompson to Abraham Lincoln, July 6, 1860
07/10/1860 Cleveland (OH) Herald, “A Political Dodge,” July 10, 1860
07/21/1860 New York Times, “The Herald in Harness,” July 21, 1860
07/28/1860 (Montpelier) Vermont Patriot, “A Patriotic Woman,” July 28, 1860
08/11/1860 James Buchanan to Gerard Hallock, August 11, 1860
08/21/1860 Milwaukee (WI) Sentinel, "Not Going to Dissolve the Union," August 21, 1860
08/24/1860 New York Herald, “Trouble Brewing at Vera Cruz,” August 24, 1860
09/06/1860 New York Times, “The Secretary at War Defended,” September 6, 1860
09/22/1860 New York Times, “The Nonsense of Disunion,” September 22, 1860
10/07/1860 New York Herald, “The Trip to Virginia,” October 7, 1860
10/08/1860 New York Herald, “Won't Submit to Lincoln,” October 8, 1860
10/11/1860 Charleston (SC) Mercury, "The Terrors of Submission," October 11, 1860
10/19/1860 Cleveland (OH) Herald, “The Wide Awakes at Washington,” October 19, 1860
10/21/1860 New York Herald, “American Sensations During 1860,” October 21, 1860
10/26/1860 New York Times, “The Disunion Plot at Washington,” October 26, 1860
11/13/1860 (Jackson) Mississippian, “A Bugle Blast from Washington,” November 13, 1860
11/15/1860 Varina Anne Banks Howell Davis to Jefferson Finis Davis, November 15, 1860
11/17/1860 Chicago (IL) Tribune, "An Honest Confession," November 17, 1860
11/28/1860 New York Herald, "General Scott Wanted At Washington," November 28, 1860
11/29/1860 New York Times, “Political Assassination,” November 29, 1860
12/09/1860 John Sherman to William Tecumseh Sherman, December 9, 1860
12/10/1860 New York Herald, “The Crisis and Its Solution,” December 10, 1860
12/11/1860 New York Times, “The President’s Organ on the Crisis,” December 11, 1860
12/15/1860 Abraham Lincoln to John A. Gilmer, December 15, 1860
12/15/1860 Cleveland (OH) Herald, “What the South Intends to do on the Fourth of March,” December 15, 1860
12/18/1860 Lowell (MA) Citizen & News, “Compromise Projects,” December 18, 1860
12/20/1860 New York Times,“A Visit to Mr. Lincoln,” December 20, 1860
12/25/1860 Bangor (ME) Whig and Courier, “Have We a Traitor at the Head,” December 25, 1860
12/27/1860 Charleston (SC) Mercury, "Republican Opposition to a Compromise," December 27, 1860
12/27/1860 Charlestown (VA) Free Press, “The Clouds Lowering,” December 27, 1860
12/30/1860 New York Herald, “Is South Carolina Out of the Union?,” December 30, 1860
12/31/1860 New York Times, “Flight of a Great Criminal,” December 31, 1860
12/31/1860 Thomas Cadwallerder to Abraham Lincoln, December 31, 1860
01/01/1861 John P. Verree to Abraham Lincoln, January 1, 1861
01/04/1861 Chicago (IL) Tribune, “Danger of the Capital,” January 4, 1861
01/06/1861 Joseph Medill to Charles H. Ray and John Locke Scripps, January 6, 1861
01/07/1861 Edwin V. Sumner to John G. Nicolay, January 7, 1861
01/12/1861 (Montpelier) Vermont Patriot, “Will the Union be Preserved?,” January 12, 1861
01/14/1861 New York Times, “Disunion Leading the Way,” January 14, 1861
01/15/1861 Alexander K. McClure to Abraham Lincoln, January 15, 1861
01/15/1861 New York Herald, “Coercion Symptoms in the West and North-West,” January 15, 1861
01/24/1861 Leonard Swett to Abraham Lincoln, January 24, 1861
01/30/1861 Elihu B. Washburne to Abraham Lincoln, January 30, 1861
02/02/1861 (Montpelier) Vermont Patriot, “Lincoln and His Guard,” February 2, 1861
02/02/1861 Atchison (KS) Freedom’s Champion, “A Costly Administration,” February 2, 1861
02/07/1861 Fayetteville (NC) Observer, “Mr. Lincoln’s Views,” February 7, 1861
02/10/1861 New York Herald, “More Trouble About Old Abe’s Cabinet,” February 10, 1861
02/13/1861 New York Herald, “Free Love and Passional Attraction in the New Administration,” February 13, 1861
02/14/1861 Abraham Lincoln's Remarks at Rochester, Pennsylvania, February 14, 1861
02/14/1861 Louisville (KY) Journal, “Mr. Lincoln’s Speeches,” February 14, 1861
02/15/1861 New York Times, “An Unsatisfactory Defence,” February 15, 1861
02/15/1861 Worthington G. Snethen to Abraham Lincoln, February 15, 1861
02/17/1861 New York Herald, “Mr. Lincoln on the Tarriff Question,” February 17, 1861
02/18/1861 Chicago (IL) Tribune, “Popular Sovereignty,” February 18, 1861
02/23/1861 (Concord) New Hampshire Statesman, “What Will Lincoln Do?,” February 23, 1861
02/26/1861 New York Times, “Traitor Officers,” February 26, 1861
02/27/1861 New York Herald, “Should Mr. Chase Go Into the Cabinet?,” February 27, 1861
02/28/1861 Fayetteville (NC) Observer, “Lincoln’s Flight to Washington,” February 28, 1861
03/02/1861 Atchison (KS) Freedom’s Champion, “Mr. Lincoln at Washington,” March 2, 1861
03/03/1861 New York Herald, “Resignations in the Army, Navy and Civil Service of the Federal Government,” March 3, 1861
03/03/1861 Winfield Scott to William H. Seward, March 3, 1861
03/04/1861 Fayetteville (NC) Observer, "4th of March," March 4, 1861
03/04/1861 New York Times, “The Plot Against Mr. Lincoln’s Life,” March 4, 1861
03/05/1861 Cleveland (OH) Herald, “The President’s Inaugural,” March 5, 1861
03/05/1861 New York Times, “Reception of the Inaugural,” March 5, 1861
03/09/1861 Abraham Lincoln to Winfield Scott, March 9, 1861
03/11/1861 Chicago (IL) Tribune, “A Scurvy Trick,” March 11, 1861
03/15/1861 Chicago (IL) Tribune, "Fort Sumter," March 15, 1861
03/16/1861 Cleveland (OH) Herald, “The Impending Downfall of Secession,” March 16, 1861
03/22/1861 Charleston (SC) Mercury, “Fort Sumter,” March 22, 1861
03/25/1861 Cleveland (OH) Herald, “Spirit of Washington Letters,” March 25, 1861
03/26/1861 New York Times, “Mischievous Rumors,” March 26, 1861
04/04/1861 Fayetteville (NC) Observer, "A Hoax," April 4, 1861
04/07/1861 New York Herald, “Old Abe’s Backbone,” April 7, 1861
04/10/1861 Chicago (IL) Tribune, “Prepare to Howl!,” April 10, 1861
04/11/1861 Fayetteville (NC) Observer, "Alarming News," April 11, 1861
04/14/1861 New York Herald, “Apprehensions of an Attack on Washington,” April 14, 1861
04/15/1861 Abraham Lincoln, Presidential Proclamation, April 15, 1861, Washington , DC
04/15/1861 Cleveland (OH) Herald, “The Dread Arbitrament of War,” April 15, 1861
04/15/1861 Richmond (VA) Dispatch, “Retaliation,” April 15, 1861
04/15/1861 Winfield Scott to Abraham Lincoln, April 15, 1861
04/16/1861 Alexander J. Sessions to Abraham Lincoln, April 16, 1861
04/16/1861 James Henderson to Abraham Lincoln, April 16, 1861
04/16/1861 New York Herald, “The Present Administration Doing What The Last Should Have Done,” April 16, 1861
04/16/1861 Richmond (VA) Dispatch, “Another John Brown Raid,” April 16, 1861
04/17/1861 Charleston (SC) Mercury, “Abolition Anticipations,” April 17, 1861
04/20/1861 New York Times, “The Position of Maryland,” April 20, 1861
04/20/1861 Pennsylvania Governor Andrew Curtin's Proclamation, April 20, 1861
04/20/1861 Savannah (GA) News, “Mails to the South to be Cut Off,” April 20, 1861
04/22/1861 William Seward to Thomas Hicks, April 22, 1861
04/23/1861 Chicago (IL) Tribune, “We Don’t Believe It!,” April 23, 1861
04/23/1861 David D. Field to Abraham Lincoln, April 23, 1861
04/24/1861 Andrew H. Reeder to Simon Cameron, April 24, 1861
04/24/1861 Proclamation of Kentucky Governor Beriah Magoffin, April 24, 1861
04/25/1861 Abraham Lincoln to Winfield Scott, April 25, 1861
04/26/1861 New York Times, “Rushing to Ruin,” April 26, 1861
04/27/186104/28/1861 C. P. Kirkland, Jr.’s Letter, April 27-28, 1861
04/27/1861 Charleston (SC) Mercury, “Gen. Scott,” April 27, 1861
04/27/1861 Entry by George Templeton Strong, April 27, 1861
04/29/1861 Chicago (IL) Tribune, “Washington Safe,” April 29, 1861
04/29/1861 William Willey to Waitman Willey, April 29, 1861
05/01/1861 Abraham Lincoln to Robert Anderson, May 1, 1861
05/02/1861 Fayetteville (NC) Observer, "Neutrality," May 2, 1861
05/06/1861 Fayetteville (NC) Observer, "What We Have To Expect," May 6, 1861
05/10/1861 New York Times, “Not a War against the South,” May 10, 1861
05/11/1861 Cleveland (OH) Herald, “The Feat of the Zouaves,” May 11, 1861
05/16/1861 Montgomery Blair to Abraham Lincoln, May 16, 1861
05/16/1861 New York Times, “The Reward of Treason,” May 16, 1861
05/18/1861 Boston (MA) Herald, “England and the Southern Blockade,” May 18, 1861
05/19/1861 New York Herald, “Letters for the Army,” May 19, 1861
05/22/1861 Savannah (GA) News, “Disinterested Black Republican Patriots,” May 22, 1861
05/25/1861 Abraham Lincoln to Ephraim and Phoebe Ellsworth, May 25, 1861
05/27/1861 Fayetteville (NC) Observer, “Abusing England,” May 27, 1861
05/29/1861 Charleston (SC) Mercury, “The Military Policy of the North,” May 29, 1861
06/13/1861 Fayetteville (NC) Observer, “Revival of the Sedition Law,” June 13, 1861
06/14/1861 Newark (OH) Advocate, “The English People and the American War,” June 14, 1861
06/16/1861 Thaddeus S. C. Lowe to Abraham Lincoln, June 16, 1861
06/24/1861 Fayetteville (NC) Observer, “From the West,” June 24, 1861
07/01/1861 Fayetteville (NC) Observer, “More Stealing in Pennsylvania,” July 1, 1861
07/03/1861 Cleveland (OH) Herald, “Does It Pay to Feed Passing Troops?,” July 3, 1861
07/10/1861 Charles B. Calvert to Abraham Lincoln, July 10, 1861
07/12/1861 Newark (OH) Advocate, “The Threats and Pressure Under which the President Acts,” July 12, 1861
07/13/1861 New York Times, “How to Treat the Vallandighams,” July 13, 1861
07/24/1861 Chicago (IL) Tribune, “An Absurdity Exposed,” July 24, 1861
08/05/1861 Gideon Welles to Abraham Lincoln, August 5, 1861
08/06/1861 Andrew Johnson and William B. Carter to Abraham Lincoln, August 6, 1861
08/09/1861 San Francisco (CA) Evening Bulletin, “The Critical Time of the Union Cause,” August 9, 1861
08/11/1861 Chicago (IL) Tribune, “Simon Cameron,” August 11, 1861
08/13/1861 Savannah (GA) News, “Abe Lincoln Assassinated!,” August 13, 1861
08/26/1861 Fayetteville (NC) Observer, “Impatience,” August 26, 1861
09/21/1861 Chicago (IL) Tribune, “How They Do It,” September 21, 1861
10/10/1861 Boston (MA) Advertiser, “Naval Expeditions and the Press,” October 10, 1861
10/31/1861 Fayetteville (NC) Observer, “The Final Blow to Liberty,” October 31, 1861
10/31/1861 Winfield Scott to Simon Cameron, Request for Retirement, Washington, D.C., October 31, 1861
11/01/1861 United States Army Order Number 19 , Washington, D.C., November 1, 1861
11/18/1861 John S. Phelps to Abraham Lincoln, Monday, November 18, 1861
11/27/1861 Major-General George McClellan, General Orders No. 48 on Chaplains and the Army, November 27, 1861
12/04/1861 William H. Seward to George B. McClellan, Contrabands in District of Columbia, December 4, 1861
12/05/1861 Alexander Galt to Amy Galt, Washington DC, December 5, 1861
12/14/1861 Abraham Lincoln to Arnold Fischel, December 14, 1861
12/19/1861 Secretary William H. Seward to General Andrew Porter, Arrest Order for George Wallace Jones, December 19, 1861
12/28/1861 Secretary of War Simon Cameron to Brigadier-General George A. McCall, December 28, 1861
01/14/1862 Chicago (IL) Tribune, “Resignation of Secretary Cameron,” January 14, 1862
01/22/1862 Edwin M. Stanton, Order to the Army with President Lincoln's congratulations on recent victory in Kentucky, January 22, 1862
01/25/1862 Secretary of State William H. Seward to Ward Lamon, Order Protecting Fugitive Slaves from Arrest, January 25, 1862
02/15/1862 Charleston (SC) Mercury, “Spies and Traitors,” February 15, 1862
03/24/1862 Horace Greeley to Abraham Lincoln, Wednesday, March 24, 1862, New York City
05/15/1862 Abraham Lincoln to Henry Wilson, May 15, 1862
07/19/1862 New York National Anti-Slavery Standard, "New Publications," July 19, 1862
08/09/1862 New York National Anti-Slavery Standard, "Speech of Rev. M.D. Conway," August 9, 1862
08/15/1862 Shreveport (LA) News, “On the Wane,” August 15, 1862
09/05/1862 Reverdy Johnson to Abraham Lincoln, Friday, September 05, 1862
10/25/1862 Abraham Lincoln to George Brinton McClellan, October 25, 1862
11/01/1862 Abraham Lincoln to Whom It May Concern, November 1, 1862
11/28/1862 Boston (MA) Liberator, "The Two Capitals," November 28, 1862
12/18/1862 Entry by Orville Browning, December 18, 1862
12/31/1862 Green Adams to Abraham Lincoln, Wednesday, December 31, 1862, Washington D.C.
12/31/1862 Thurlow Weed to Abraham Lincoln, Wednesday, March 4, 1865, Washington D.C.
03/11/1863 John T. Cuddy to John H. Cuddy, March 11, 1863
05/31/1863 New York Herald, “What is the Rebel Army of Virginia About?,” May 31, 1863
06/12/1863 Abraham Lincoln to Erastus Corning and others, June 12, 1863
07/13/1863 Abraham Lincoln to Ulysses Simpson Grant, July 13, 1863
07/15/1863 Orders from Henry Wager Halleck to William Handy Ludlow, July 15, 1863
07/22/1863 Carlisle (PA) American, “Fitzhugh Lee,” July 22, 1863
08/07/1863 John Hay to John Nicolay, August 7, 1863
08/26/1863 Abraham Lincoln to James C. Conkling, August 26, 1863
11/20/1863 Edward Everett to Abraham Lincoln, November 20, 1863, Washington, D.C.
03/15/1864 Ruben F. Briggs to Abraham Lincoln, Tuesday, March 15, 1864, New Orleans, Louisiana
04/04/1864 Abraham Lincoln to Albert G. Hodges, April 4, 1864
05/05/1864 Benjamin Brown French to Abraham Lincoln, May 5, 1864, Washington, D.C.
06/30/1864 Abraham Lincoln to Salmon P. Chase, June 30, 1864
08/02/1864 Bangor (ME) Whig and Courier, “The Destruction of Chambersburg,” August 2, 1864
08/04/1864 Entry by Edward Bates, August 4, 1864
08/22/1864 Henry J. Raymond to Abraham Lincoln, August 22, 1864, New York City
11/24/1864 Edward Bates to Abraham Lincoln, November 24, 1864
01/21/1865 Ulysses S. Grant to Abraham Lincoln, January 21, 1865
04/11/1865 Abraham Lincoln, Last Speech in Public, April 11, 1865
04/19/1865 Milwaukee (WI) Sentinel, “The Calamity,” April 19, 1865
05/01/1865 James Buchanan to Horatio King, May 1, 1865
03/07/1872 Carlisle (PA) American Volunteer, “Lecture by Frederick Douglass,” March 7, 1872
05/12/1880—05/13/1880 John G. Nicolay's conversation with James Moorhead, May 12-13, 1880