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  • Aughey, John H. (John Hill), 1828-1911. The iron furnace : or, Slavery and secession. By Rev. John H. Aughey, a refugee from Mississippi. Philadelphia, W.S. & A. Martien, 1863.
  • Birney, James, 1817-1888. Letter form James Birney to Hon. John F. Driggs. [Bay City, Mich. ? : s.n.], 1863.
  • Butler, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1818-1893. Genuine and bogus democracy. Speech of Maj. Gen. Benjamin F. Butler at the N. Y. Academy of Music, Thursday evening, April 2, 1863. [New York? 1863?]
  • Carpenter, Stephen D. Logic of history. Five hundred political texts: being concentrated extracts of abolitionism; also, results of slavery agitation and emancipation; together with sundry chapters on despotism, usurpations and frauds / By S.D. Carpenter .... Madison, Wis., Printed for S.D. Carpenter, 1864.
  • Catton, William Bruce, 1926- Two roads to Sumter, by William and Bruce Catton. New York, McGraw-Hill [1963]
  • Chandler, Zachariah, 1813-1879. Remarks of Hon. Z. Chandler, of Michigan, in the United States Senate, March 2nd and 18th, in answer to Senators Powell and Breckinridge. [Washington, D.C. : s.n., 1861]
  • Chandler, Zachariah, 1813-1879. Conduct of the war. Speech of Hon. Z. Chandler, of Michigan, delivered in the Senate of the United States, Wednesday, July 16, 1862. Washington, Scammel & Co., 1862.
  • Church, Sanford Elias, 1815-1880. Speech by Hon. Sanford E. Church, at Batavia, October 13, 1863. [Batavia? N.Y. ] 1863.
  • Civil War messages and proclamations of Wisconsin war governors / edited by Reuben Gold Thwaites in collaboration with Asa Currier Tilton and Frederick Merk. [Madison] : Wisconsin History Commission, 1912. Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Cox, Samuel Sullivan, 1824-1889. Shall the Constitution be repealed? Confiscation or conciliation? Speech of Hon. S.S. Cox, of Ohio, on the joint resolution explanatory of the Confiscation Act, delivered in the House of Representatives January 14, 1864. [Washington, Gibson Bros., Printers] 1864.
  • Cowan, Edgar, 1815-1885. Speech of Hon. Edgar Cowan, of Pennsylvania, in the Senate of the United States, June 27, 1864, on Mr. Trumbull's amendment repealing the joint resolution of July 17, 1862, qualifying the confiscation act and limiting forfeitures under it to the life of the offender. [New York, 1864].
  • Cram, Thomas Jefferson, 1807?-1883. A communication from Thomas J. Cram, Lieutenant Colonel United States Topographical Engineers, to Hon. Henry Wilson, Chairman Committee on Military Affairs and the Militia, upon the subject of the improvement of the Wisconsin and Fox Rivers, in the state of Wisconsin. [s.l. : s.n., 1863?]
  • Crawford, Samuel Johnson, 1835-1913. Kansas in the sixties, by Samuel J. Crawford. Chicago, A. C. McClurg & co., 1911. Includes index.
  • Dicey, Edward, 1832-1911. Six Months in the Federal States... London, Cambridge, Macmillan and Co., 1863.
  • Duvergier de Hauranne, Ernest, 1843-1877. Huit mois en Amerique. English. A Frenchman in Lincoln's America = Huit mois en Amerique : lettres et notes de voyage, 1864-1865 / by Ernest Duvergier de Hauranne ; translated and edited by Ralph H. Bowen ; with introd. and notes by Ralph H. Bowen and Albert Krebs. Chicago : Lakeside Press 1974-1975. Includes indexes.
  • Duvergier de Hauranne, Ernest, 1843-1877. Huit mois en Amerique : lettres et notes de voyage, 1864-1865 / par Ernest Duvergier de Hauranne. Paris : Lacroix, Verboeckhoven, 1866.
  • French, William M. Life, speeches, state papers and public services of Gov. Oliver P. Morton. Ed. by William M. French. Cincinnati, Moore, Wilstach, & Baldwin printers, 1864.
  • Gray, Wood, 1905- The hidden Civil War; the story of the Copperheads, by Wood Gray ... New York, The Viking Press, 1942. Includes bibliography and "references".
  • Gray, Wood, 1905- The peace movement in the Old Northwest, 1860-1865 : a study in defeatism .../ by Wood Gray. Chicago, Ill. : University of Chicago Libraries, 1935.
  • Greeley, Horace, 1811-1872. The American conflict. Hartford, O.D. Case & Company; Chicago, G. & C.W. Sherwood, 1865-67.
  • Greeley, Horace, 1811-1872. The American conflict; a history / by Horace Greeley. Washington : National Tribune, 1902, c1864. Includes indexes. 2 v.
  • Greeley, Horace, 1811-1872. The American conflict; a history : illustrated by portraits of generals, statesmen, and other eminent men; views of places of historic interest; maps, diagrams of battlefields, naval actions etc.; from official sources / by Horace Greeley. Washington : National Tribune, 1899. Includes indexes. 2 v.
  • Greeley, Horace, 1811-1872. Recollections of a busy life: including reminiscences of American politics and politicians, from the opening of the Missouri contest to the downfall of slavery; to which are added miscellanies ... also, a discussion with Robert Dale Owen of the law of divorce. By Horace Greeley. New York, J. B. Ford & Co., Boston, H. A.
  • Howard, Hamilton Gay. Civil War echoes: character sketches and state secrets, by a United States senator's son and secretary, Hamilton Gay Howard ... illustrated by V. Floyd Campbell ... Washington, DC, Howard publishing company, 1907.
  • Howard, Jacob Merritt, 1805-1871. Speech of Hon. O. M. Barnes, of Ingham, on the state of the Union : delivered in the House of Representatives of the Michigan Legislature, session 1863. [Washington, D.C. : L. Towers & Co., 1864?]
  • Ketchum, Hiram. General McClellan's peninsula campaign : review of the report of the Committee on the Conduct of the War relative to the Peninsula Campaign / by Hiram Ketchum. [New York : s.n.], 1864.
  • Klement, Frank L. The Copperheads in the Middle West. [Chicago] University of Chicago Press [1960] Includes bibliographical references in "Notes" and "Bibliographical essay".
  • Laugel, Auguste, 1830-1914. Les Etats-Unis pendant la guerre (1861-1865) / par Auguste Laugel. Paris, G. Bailliere; New-York, Bailliere Brothers; [etc., etc.] 1866.
  • The lost "spade" ; or, The grave digger's revenge : a great political, martial, serio-comic, legendary, romantic and farcical drama / written by the happy Democratic family ; expressly for the peace democracy. New York : [s.n.], 1864. Includes appendix.
  • McClelland, Robert, 1807-1880. Letter on the crisis, by Hon. Robert McClelland. [Detroit, 1861]
  • Michigan. Laws of Michigan in the interests of the Union veterans of the late war, passed by the State Legislature and approved by the Governor. Published by instruction of the Dept. Encampment. G.A.R. Jackson, Mich., Daily Citizen Book and Job Print. House, 1888.
  • May, Charles Sedgwick, 1830-1901. Union, victory and freedom : speech of Hon. Charles S. May, lieut. governor of Michigan, delivered in the Hall of Representatives, Lansing, Monday, January 25, 1864. Lansing : John A. Kerr & Co., 1864.
  • Pause & think before you vote. [Michigan? : s.n., 1864?]
  • Owen, Robert Dale, 1801-1877. The future of the North-west: in connection with the scheme of reconstruction without New England. By Robert Dale Owen. Philadelphia, [Crissy & Markley, printer] 1863.
  • Pierce, Frederick Clifton, 1855-1904. Memorial of the life and character of the late Robert M. A. Hawk, of Mount Carroll, Illinois, Brevet-Major Ninety-Second Regt. Ill. Vols., and member of the forty-sixth, and also forty-seventh congress / by Frederick C. Pierce. Rockford : Gazette Printing Office, 1883.
  • Powell, George May, 1835-1906. Facts and figures for the hour : speech of George May Powell, of Wisconsin; prepared at the request of the Congressional Campaign Committee. Washington : McGill & Witherow, 1864.
  • Ripley, C. Peter, 1941- . Slaves and freedmen in Civil War Louisiana... Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, c1976. Includes bibliography and index.
  • Seward, William Henry, 1801-1872. Speeches of William H. Seward September 4, 1860 to November 2, 1860. [Albany?, N.Y. The Evening Journal?, 1860].
  • Seymour, Horatio, 1810-1886. Speech of Hon. Horatio Seymour, before the Democratic Union state convention, at Albany, September 10th, 1862, on receiving the nomination for governor; also, his speech delivered at the Albany convention, Jan. 31st, 1861. New York, Van Evrie, Horton & Co., 1862.
  • Simms, Henry Harrison, 1896- Ohio politics on the eve of conflict. [Columbus?] Ohio State University Press for Ohio Historical Society [1961]. Includes bibliography.
  • Smith, Donnal Vore, 1901- Chase and Civil War politics, by Donnal V. Smith, PH. D ... Columbus, O., The F.J. Heer Printing Co., 1931. Includes bibliography.
  • Stampp, Kenneth M. (Kenneth Milton) Indiana politics during the Civil War. Indianapolis, Indian Historical Bureau, 1949. Includes bibliography.
  • Stephenson, Nathaniel W. (Nathaniel Wright), 1867-1935. Abraham Lincoln and the Union : a chronicle of the embattled North / by Nathaniel W. Stephenson. New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press, 1921, c1918.
  • Stern, Philip Van Doren, 1900- An end to valor; the last days of the Civil War. Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1958. Includes "Source notes and bibliography".
  • Streeter, Floyd Benjamin, 1888-1956. Political parties in Michigan, 1837-1860. An historical study of political issues and parties in Michigan from the admission the state to the Civil War, by Floyd Benjamin Streeter. Lansing, Michigan Historical Commission, 1918. Includes bibliography.
  • Treat, Erastus Buck, 1838-1928. The national political manual, comprising facts and figures, historical, statistical, documentary, political, form the formation of the government to the present time. With a full chronology of the rebellion. From official and other sources. By E. B. Treat. New York, E. B. Treat; St. Louis, Mo., H. C. Wright; [etc., etc.] 1872.
  • United States. Congress. House. Select Committee to Inquire into the Contracts of the Government. --Government contracts. [Washington : Govt. print. off., 1861] Incomplete: only p. 1-136.
  • United States. War Dept. The war of the Rebellion : a compilation of the official records of the Union and Confederate armies. Pub. under the direction of the Secretary of the War by Robert N. Scott. Washington, Govt. Print. Off., 1880-1901. 70 v. Each v. has a special index.
  • Welles, Gideon, 1802-1878. Diary of Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Navy under Lincoln and Johnson, with an introduction by John T. Morse, Jr. ... Boston, New York, Houghton Mifflin Company, 1911. 3 v.


  • Barrett, Joseph Hartwell, 1824-1910. Life of Abraham Lincoln, presenting his early history, political career, and speeches in and out of Congress : also a general view of his policy as President of the United States : with his messages, proclamations, letters, etc., and a concise history of the war / by Joseph H. Barrett. Cincinnati : Moore, Wilstach & Baldwin, 1864.


  • Chandler, Zachariah (1813-1879) Papers, 1854-1899, 4 reels. Papers include letters received re: politics of Civil War, Reconstruction, and anti-slavery Republican party radicals. Correspondents include: J. A. J. Creswell, Marsh Giddings, George A. Custer Lewis Cass, B.A. Wade, as well as Abraham Lincoln, and Ulysses S. Grant. Filmed by Library of Congress, Photoduplication Service, 1966. 4 reels positive. Index cards on reel 1. Bio: U.S. Senator from Michigan and secretary of the Interior.
  • Raymond, Henry J. (Henry Jarvis), 1820-1869. History of the administration of President Lincoln : including his speeches, letters, addresses, proclamations, and messages : with a preliminary sketch of his life / by Henry J. Raymond. New York : J. C. Derby & N. C. Miller, 1864. Includes index.

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