Tag: Kilpatrick-Dahlgren Raid

  • What Did Mr. Lincoln Know? (Conclusion)

    I several previous posts I looked at President Lincoln’s relationship to the Kilpatrick-Dahlgren Raid to get some idea of his culpability in the assassination attempt on Jefferson Davis and the Confederate leadership. In the first, I looked at the military and political situation in the winter of 1863-64, how Lincoln’s hopes of ending the war […]

  • Lincoln and Stanton

    Two men could not have been more different than Abraham Lincoln and Edwin Stanton. Lincoln had a broad vision, a humane disposition and a folksy way of expressing himself. He could be flexible, was not terribly good at particulars, and could ignore a personal insult if it advanced his cause. Stanton, OTOH was a master […]