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A Military Genius Life of Anna Ella Carroll of Maryland   By: (1828-)

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[Transcriber's note: Obvious printer's errors have been corrected, all other inconsistencies are as in the original. Author's spelling has been maintained. Closing quote added after "Japan has to wall themselves in".]

A MILITARY GENIUS.

LIFE OF ANNA ELLA CARROLL OF MARYLAND

SARAH ELLEN BLACKWELL

[Illustration: Ex Libris]

[Illustration: Anna Ella Carroll]

A MILITARY GENIUS.

LIFE OF ANNA ELLA CARROLL, OF MARYLAND,

("The great unrecognized member of Lincoln's Cabinet.")

COMPILED FROM FAMILY RECORDS AND CONGRESSIONAL DOCUMENTS

BY

SARAH ELLEN BLACKWELL.

For Sale at the Office of the Woman's Journal , 3 Park Street, Boston, Mass. Rooms of the Woman's Suffrage Society, 1406 G St., Washington, D. C.

Price: $1.10 (Forwarded free on receipt of price).

WASHINGTON, D. C. JUDD & DETWEILER, PRINTERS. 1891.

Entered in the office of the Librarian of Congress, 1891.

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

The long years come and go, And the Past, The sorrowful splendid Past, With its glory and its woe, Seems never to have been. Seems never to have been! O somber days and grand, How ye crowd back once more, Seeing our heroes graves are green By the Potomac, and the Cumberland And in the valley of the Shenandoah!

When we remember how they died, In dark ravine and on the mountain side, In leaguered fort and fire encircled town, And where the iron ships went down. How their dear lives were spent In the weary hospital tent, In the cockpit's crowded hive, it seems Ignoble to be alive!

THOMAS BAILEY ALDRICH.

CONTENTS.

Chapter I.

Ancestry and Old Plantation Life............................... 1

Chapter II.

Childhood and Early Life Miss Carroll's Youthful Letters to Her Father Religious Tendencies Letters from Dr. Robert J. Breckenridge Sale of Kingston Hall Early Writings Letter of Hon. Edward Bates Breaking Out of the Civil War Preoccupation in Military Affairs............................. 14

Chapter III.

Rise of the Secession Movement The Capital in Danger Miss Carroll's Literary Labors for the Cause of the Union Testimonials from Eminent Men................................. 31

Chapter IV.

The Military Situation Goes to St. Louis Inception of the Plan of the Tennessee Campaign Gives in The Plan at the War Department President Lincoln's Delight at the Solution of the Problem Account Written in 1889 Judge Wade at Bull Run Formation of the Committee for the Conduct of the War......... 59

Chapter V.

Miss Carroll's Papers to the War Department Plan of Campaign Letters from Scott, Wade, and Others Discussions Papers as the Campaign Progresses.................................... 81

Chapter VI.

Congressional Revelations Great Results Discussions Miss Carroll Presents Her Claim Political Opposition Letters and Testimony.................................................... 105

Chapter VII.

Miss Carroll's Pamphlets in Aid of the Administration The Presentation of the Bill..................................... 124

Chapter VIII.

Miss Carroll Before Congress................................. 132

Chapter IX.

A Wounded Veteran Retires from the Field Interview with Grant The Women of America make the Cause Their Own A National Lesson....................................................... 150

PREFACE.

In commencing the attempt to portray a very remarkable career I had hoped for the coöperation of the person concerned so far, at least, as the supervision of any statements I might find it necessary to make... Continue reading book >>




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