By John F. Grabowski
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Many lives were being lost. There was no end to the war in sight. Abe decided to replace McClellan with General Henry W. Halleck. But Halleck proved to be no better. Most important decisions continued to rest on Abe’s shoulders. He realized adjustments were in order. “We must change our tactics or lose the war,” he decided. As the conflict dragged on, the slavery issue became even more complicated. Originally, Abe was willing to leave slavery in the 51 52 ABRAHAM LINCOLN This painting, showing Abe with a former slave, Sojourner Truth, commemorates his signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, which changed the course of the Civil War.
Douglas in the 1860 election. Abe won a majority in every Northern state. the job. In a letter to Rock Island Register editor Thomas J. Pickett, Abe wrote, “I must . . ” Other Illinois Republicans did not have such doubts. They chose Abe as their candidate at the state convention in May. The following An Elected Representative of the People week, he was nominated as the Republican candidate at the national convention in Chicago. Hannibal Hamlin of Maine was nominated for vice president. On November 6, 1860, Abraham Lincoln was elected as the 16th president of the United States of America, succeeding James Buchanan.
The fort was running low on supplies. It 43 44 ABRAHAM LINCOLN could not hold out against N o one was killed in the attack on Fort Sumter that marked the start of the the Southerners for long. If the Union abandoned Civil War. But one person did the fort it would be seen die just after the battle. During as a sign of weakness. To the surrender ceremony, a 50- do otherwise might bring gun salute was delivered. As the guns were being reloaded for the last time, a spark touched on a war. After much thought, Abe decided to off an early explosion.
Abraham Lincoln: Civil War President (Famous Figures of the Civil War Era) by John F. Grabowski