T his sale is for an original 1866 FIRST EDITION of the " MEMORIAL ADDRESS ON THE LIFE AND CHARACTER OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN " by George Bancroft, published by the Washington Government Printing Office. WHAT AN AWESOME COMMEMORATIVE TRIBUTE!! T he funeral procession of the late President of the United States had passed through the land from Washington to his final resting-place in the heart of the Prairies. Along the line of more than fifteen hundred miles his remains were borne, as it were, through continued lines of the people; and the number of mourners and the sincerity and unanimity of grief were such as never before attended the obsequies of a human being; so that the terrible catastrophe of his end hardly struck more awe than the majestic sorrow of the people.T he thought of the individual was effaced; and men's minds were drawn to the station which he filled, to his public career, to the principles he represented, to his martyrdom. There was at first impatience at the escape of his murderer, mixed with contempt for the wretch who was guilty of the crime; and there was relief in the consideration, that one whose personal insignificance was in such a contrast with the greatness of his crime had met with a sudden and ignoble death. No one stopped to remark on the personal qualities of Abraham Lincoln, except to wonder that his gentleness of nature had not saved him from the designs of assassins. It was thought then, as the event was still so recent, that the analysis and graphic portraiture of his personal character and habits should be deferred to less excited times; as yet the attempt would wear the aspect of cruel indifference or levity, inconsistent with the sanctity of the occasion. T his book contains the Memorial Address given by George Bancroft at Abraham Lincoln's official eulogy before the U.
Congress the following year, February 12, 1866. It also includes an Appendix that DESCRIBES THE ACTIONS OF CONGRESS ON THE DAY OF ASSASSINATION!!! This book was REQUESTED BY CONGRESS!!! That the Memorial Address given by George Bancroft be printed. It was issued from the Government Printing Office in Washington.P ublished in 1866, this book is in GOOD CONDITION for its age and especially to be 154 YEARS OLD!!! And tightly bound with NO TEARS!!! It measures 6" X 9 1/4" and is complete with 69 pages. GET IT WHILE YOU CAN!! George Bancroft (October 3, 1800 January 17, 1891) was an American historian and statesman who was prominent in promoting secondary education both in his home state and at the national level.
During his tenure as U. Secretary of the Navy, he established the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis in 1845. Among his best-known writings is the magisterial series, History of the United States, from the Discovery of the American Continent. He was asked by Congress to write and deliver the official eulogy for Abraham Lincoln, following Lincoln's assassination in 1865.Despite being a Democrat (Lincoln was a Republican), Bancroft was staunchly anti-slavery and pro-Union (as his love of American History would suggest), and he supported Lincoln and the Union cause during the Civil War. He delivered Lincoln's eulogy before Congress in February of 1866, ten months after Lincoln was killed. However, this wasn't Bancroft's first eulogy of a President -- he also eulogized Andrew Jackson in 1845. Please see our other books too!
The item "1866 President ABRAHAM LINCOLN Civil War ASSASSINATION Confederate Slavery Relic" is in sale since Sunday, February 23, 2020. This item is in the category "Books\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "rebel_soldier" and is located in Cameron, North Carolina. This item can be shipped worldwide.