Lincoln born 96 years ago today THE INTER OCEAN Chicago, Ill 12 Feb 1905

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Lincoln born 96 years ago today THE INTER OCEAN  Chicago, Ill 12 Feb 1905 - LINCOLN WAS ORN NINETY-SIX NINETY-SIX...
LINCOLN WAS ORN NINETY-SIX NINETY-SIX NINETY-SIX YEARS AGO REMINISCENCES BY LIEUT. OOU WATROUS AND WILLIAM V. CHILDS. consideration but a cup of or a piece of cake. She con the great figure In the eyes and the soldiers. AH others were well but Lincoln was our ideal, the man In whom we had implicit confidence, and throughout that long, dreadful vast army of the, North was made and stronger and more determined in the contest because of Its unquestioned belief In the man at the head of the the love every true soldier bore Abe Lincoln. a happy, jolly army left Bailey's Roads that evening and marched In time for camp! The President and high officials passed us on the way seems aa If I can almost hear the cheers of the men in our rear, district. After this meeting the ministers were ing portions of .the battle-field. battle-field. battle-field. Some of Mr. Lincoln's sayings during that ride reached the soldiers and added to their love for him. At one point, where Hooker's corps and General Longstreet's men had clashed, when thousands were killed and wounded, there was one grave in which 180 Confederate soldiers were buried, and near It were many graves ot Union soldiers. Mr. Lincoln and hia party halted at these graves. The President wa told of the hard fighting that had taken place there and that the long trench contained 180 Confederate soldiers, and that near It an equal number ot Union soldiers were buried. The President lifted bis hat, bowed his head, and, more as if talking to himself than to those at his side, begin contesting for prizes having a money value it is time to call a halt, to headquarters, were features of thst review. review. I can never forget them. "It was after the Burnslde battle and Union defeat at Fredericksburg and the Burnslde mud march that President Lincoln visited the army and again reviewed the troops. This wss In April, 1863, not long before before the disastrous Chancellorsville campaign. campaign. This seems to have been one of the pleasantest for the President and the soldiers soldiers of the visits of Mr. Lincoln made during during the war. There were several receptions to the President and those who accompanied htm. The army had been greatly re-enforced. re-enforced. re-enforced. Fighting Joe Hooker had recently been placed In command, ration and clothing had been improved, and the temper and their sons go out and gamble they become become frantic, and yet, at the same time. "There wss firing along the line for three or four miles when President Lincoln and a number of distinguished generals earns up from City Point to review some of the soldiers. soldiers. Our corps, the Fifth, was the first to be reviewed. It was on this trip, when he was passing the Confederate prisoners Just tsken, thst Lincoln msde one ot his quaint remarks that greatly pleased the- the- soldiers. Among the Confederate prisoners : was a large number of colored men. servants, hostlers, -snd -snd cooks. The late General Rugglea said, 'Mr. President, here are the prisoners our people captured this morning.' 'Yes, there they are. la black and white; there ts no disputing that. "The reached greatest number of peanut pin? Her hostess called of his political career in. Illinois known. It was tn the year 1820 while the farm of his cousin. Jobs Hanks, county, Illinois, and doing the of a farm hand that Abraham those famous walnut rails in the he lived, that earned for htm the of the "rail splitter." Baaaer Bres(kt a Speecau It Is related that when Lincoln candidate for President la I860 the convention, which met at Decatur year, witnessed a most nnmul and dinary demonstration la his

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