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height of Lincolns second inaugural address was beyond his reach. Perhaps one of the reasons for the success of the North is given in the words of Shakespeares Henry V: When levity and cruelty play for a kingdom, the gentler gamester is the soonest winner.1
Note 1. This chapter is founded on Chap. XXVIII, Vol. V of my History and on a thesis written for me by D. M. Matteson based upon a study of printed material to be found in the Harvard College Library and the Boston Public Library published since 1904. In all, he writes, I have examined about 70 books and perhaps 40 articles in magazines; and reports and proceedings. In the course of his thesis he refers to: The Journals of the Confederate Congress; Vol. II, Georgia Confederate Records; Correspondence of Toombs, Stephens and Cobb; Civil War and Reconstruction in Florida, W. W. Davis; Correspondence of Jon. Worth; Alderman and Gordon, J. L. Curry; South in the Building of the Nation; Civil War and Reconstruction in Alabama, W. L. Fleming; Autobiography of Joseph Le Conte; Mrs. Burton Harrisons Recollections, in Scribners Magazine; Cal. of Confed. Papers, D. S. Freeman; Blockaded Family, P. A. Hague; Southern Historical Society Papers; Diary from Dixie, M. B. Chesnut; Miss. Hist. Soc. Pubs.; A Confed. Girls Diary, S. M. Dawson; N. C. Hist. Commission Bulletin; Soldiers Letters, J. B. Polley; Soldiers Recollections, R. H. McKim; King and Queen Co., Alfred Bagby; British Consuls in Confederacy, Bonham; Va. Girl in Civil War, Avary; Doctor Quintard, A. H. Noll; War Time Journal, E. F. Andrews; Reminiscences, Mrs. R. A. Pryor; A. H. Stephens, Pendleton; S. Atlantic Quarterly; R. H. Wilmer, W. C. Whitaker; William and Mary Quarterly; Orange Co., Va., W. W. Scott; Thomas Smyth, Autobiography; Atlantic Monthly; Southern Girl in 1861, D. G. Wright; Julie le Grand, Journal; J. P. Benjamin, P. Butler; Autobiography of Brantley York; J. H. Reagan, Memoirs; Gulf State Hist. Magazine. [back]