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by William O. Stoddard,Michael Burlingame

  • Author: William O. Stoddard,Michael Burlingame
  • ISBN: 0803292570
  • ISBN13: 978-0803292574
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  • Language: English
  • Category: Leaders & Notable People
  • Publisher: Bison Books; 1st ed edition (February 1, 2000)
  • Pages: 226
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Inside the White House in War Times: Memoirs and Reports of Lincoln's Secretary ePub download

William Stoddard was Lincoln's "third secretary," brought in during part of his .

As Burlingame notes in his introduction, Stoddard's narratives are somewhat suspect.

In 1866 Stoddard also penned thirteen "White House Sketches" about his time in Lincoln's service. Originally published in an obscure New York newspaper, these essays - never previously collected - supplement Stoddard's memoir. Though much briefer than Inside the White House in War Times, the sketches, collected here for the first time, are more trustworthy, for they appeared shortly after the events described. in addition, their style is less self-consciously literary and fanciful than that of the memoir, therefore probably rendering them more accurate, if less aesthetically pleasing.

Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2000. William O. Stoddard was a clerk in the White House, rather than one of the president’s secretaries. Pp. xxi, 226. Notes, index.

William Stoddard’s Civil War White House. Michael Burlingame has done a fine job in reviving the work of one of Abraham Lincoln’s lesser-known per-sonal clerks, William O. Stoddard. A collection of pre-viously published and unpublished reminiscences, Inside the White House offers an intriguing glimpse of wartime Washington as well as a useful tool for explaining the transformation of Washington, . from a provincial southern city to a bustling and mainly northern center of political power.

BY WILLIAM O. STODDARD, One of the President's Private Secretaries. patriots who crowded the White House. Author of "Verses of Many Days," "Dab Kinzer," Etc. Illustrated by dan beard. They bravely proposed to have guns furnished them and to bivouac in the East Room on the floor all night, so they would be here in the morning, first thing, ahead of anybody else, with their muskets stacked around them, and with better chances for interviews with Lincoln. Those were exciting days when, for hours and hours, the anterooms and halls upstairs were so full that they would hold no more, and when this.

Of the three secretaries who assisted President Abraham Lincoln-John G. Nicolay, John Hay, and William O. Stoddard-only . In 1866 Stoddard also penned thirteen "White House Sketches" about his time in Lincoln's service. Stoddard-only Stoddard wrote an extended memoir about his time in the Executive Mansion. First published in 1890, the book vividly depicts the president's agonizing reaction to the defeats at Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville, the difficulties encountered (and presented) by Mary Lincoln, the president's relations with George B. McClellan and other generals, and the anxiety preceding the Merrimack's epic battle with the Monitor. Together the memoir and sketches provide an intimate look at the sixteenth president during a time of crisis.

William Osborn Stoddard (Cortland County, 1835–1925) was an American author, inventor, and assistant secretary to Abraham Lincoln during his first term. Stoddard was born at Homer, Cortland C. New York. His parents were Prentice S. and Sarah (Osborn) Stoddard. Stoddard attended the University of Rochester, where he graduated cum laude. On 25 Jul 1870 Stoddard married Susan Eagleson Cooper; they had five children. Stoddard died in Madison, New Jersey.

Inside the White House in War Times: Memoirs and Reports of Lincoln's Secretary. Inside the White House in War Times: Memoirs and Reports of Lincoln's Secretary. Here you'll get tall tales and clever barbs Lincoln shot at political opponents.

Michael Burlingame (Lincoln and London: University of Nebraska Press, 2000), p. . The boys harried the staff: Stoddard, Inside the White House in War Times, pp. 26–27; NYTrib, July 17, 1871; Bayne, Tad Lincoln’s Father, pp. 102–06

Michael Burlingame (Lincoln and London: University of Nebraska Press, 2000), p. 5. from Edwar. hat he was handsome : Grimsley, Six Months in the White House, JISHS, pp. 47, 48. memorizing railroad timetable. erfect precision : John Hay, Life in the White House in the Time of Lincoln, Century 41 (November 1890), p. 3. 102–06. If there wa. good time : Bayne, Tad Lincoln’s Father, p. 107. Seward had proposed: Grimsley, Six Months in the White House, JISHS, p. 49.

Of the three secretaries who assisted President Abraham Lincoln—John G. Nicolay, John Hay, and William O. Stoddard—only Stoddard wrote an extended memoir about his time in the Executive Mansion. First published in 1890, the book vividly depicts the president’s agonizing reaction to the defeats at Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville, the difficulties encountered (and presented) by Mary Lincoln, the president’s relations with George B. McClellan and other generals, and the anxiety preceding the Merrimack’s epic battle with the Monitor.  In 1866 Stoddard also penned thirteen “White House Sketches” about his time in Lincoln’s service. Originally published in an obscure New York newspaper, these essays—never previously collected—supplement Stoddard’s memoir. Together the memoir and sketches provide an intimate look at the sixteenth president during a time of crisis.