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[Detail] The Diary of Horatio Nelson Taft, 1861-1865


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Washington during the Civil War: The Diary of Horatio Nelson Taft, 1861-1865 documents life in Civil War era Washington, D.C. as seen through the eyes of Horatio Taft. As Taft's sons were close friends of Abraham Lincoln's son, Willie, information about Lincoln and his family is included in Taft's diaries. Also included are descriptions of Lincoln's assassination as described by Taft's son, one of the attending physicians at Ford's Theater, and several of Taft's friends.

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  • The Civil War and Reconstruction, 1850-1877

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