|About the Book|
Author John E. Boos spent decades collecting the stories and signatures of people that had personal encounters with Abraham Lincoln. RailSplitter is publishing many of the rare personal accounts of Abraham Lincoln for the first time. TheseMoreAuthor John E. Boos spent decades collecting the stories and signatures of people that had personal encounters with Abraham Lincoln. RailSplitter is publishing many of the rare personal accounts of Abraham Lincoln for the first time. These handwritten accounts give the reader insight into the personal life of Lincoln and include the Lincoln-Douglas debates, the ?Farewell to Springfield? speech, the Lincoln family train ride to Washington D.C., the failed assassination attempt, the White House years and conclude with the assassination and 21-day funeral procession to Springfield, IL. The personal accounts speak to Lincolns oratorical ability, the quality of his character and the influence he had on peoples lives. These narratives provide considerable detail about Lincoln, even down to the mud on his boots. Historical facts are also corroborated with a remarkable degree of objectivity and expressed in tones often lacking in writings by some historians who have attempted to explain history from the perspective of their own era. Some accounts may also shed new light on the Lincoln assassination and other important historical events. It is this uniqueness that makes reading ?Rare Personal Accounts of Abraham Lincoln? a wonderful experience for the casual reader and historian alike. These newly published writings of Boos and personal accounts of Lincoln are written by historically unknown figures as well as Union Army officials, well known politicians, academics and many others.