Lost Lincolns Thirty-five Opinions in Lincoln's Own Hand Not Previously Published and With Added Background Stories
Lincoln often interceded for the poor, the disadvantaged, and those with no political clout. Here is the story of 35 such cases, with the decisions written in Lincoln’s own hand. Lincoln made his decisions with no eye to publicity or public opinion, just doing what seemed right and just. The soldiers' stories are supplemented with family stories derived from the public records of 1861-1865. The author adds reflections upon Lincoln’s overall involvement in military justice, and upon the instability of today’s electronic record-keeping. 2012, CreateSpace, 92p.