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" Abraham joined a volunteer company, and, to his own surprise, was elected captain of it. He says he has not since had any success in life which gave him so much satisfaction. He went to the campaign, served near three months, met the ordinary hardships... "
The Early Life of Abraham Lincoln: Containing Many Unpublished Documents and ... - Page 138
by Ida Minerva Tarbell, John McCan Davis - 1896 - 240 pages
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The Story-life of Lincoln: A Biography Composed of Five Hundred True Stories ...

Wayne Whipple - Presidents - 1908 - 708 pages
...given three-fourths of the men gathered around Lincoln. In his curious third-person biography Lincoln says he was elected, "to his own surprise;" and adds,...success in life which gave him so much satisfaction. " Lincoln himself was not familiar with military tactics, and made many blunders of which he used to...
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The Story-life of Lincoln: A Biography Composed of Five Hundred True Stories ...

Wayne Whipple - Presidents - 1908 - 708 pages
...given three-fourths of the men gathered around Lincoln. In his curious third-person biography Lincoln says he was elected, "to his own surprise;" and adds,...success in life which gave him so much satisfaction. " Lincoln himself was not familiar with military tactics, and made many blunders of which he used to...
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The life of Abraham Lincoln drawn from original sources and ..., Volume 1

Ida Minerva Tarbell - 1909
...for captain. When the order was given, three-fourths of the men gathered around Lincoln. In Lincoln's third-person autobiography he says he was elected...coarsest texture. Flint-lock rifles were the usual arm, though here and there a man had a Cramer. Over the shoulder of each was slung a powder-horn. The...
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Personal Traits of Abraham Lincoln

Helen Nicolay - Biography & Autobiography - 1912 - 387 pages
...came to him in his unexpected election by the men of his company to the honorable office of captain. " He has not since had any success in life which gave him so much pleasure," he confessed in middle age. Since a certain amount of sweet is good for soul as well as...
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Selected Writings of Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln - Illinois - 1920 - 345 pages
...Abraham joined a volunteer company, and, to his own surprise, was elected captain of it. He says be has not since had any success in life which gave him so much satisfaction. He went to the campaign, served near three months, met the ordinary hardships of such an expedition,...
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Selections from the Works of Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln - United States - 1921 - 262 pages
...broke out. Abraham joined a volunteer company, and, to his own surprise, was elected captain of it. He says he has not since had any success in life which gave him so much satisfaction. He went to the campaign, iserved near three months, met the ordinary hardships of such an expedition,...
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McClure's Magazine ..., Volume 6

American literature - 1896
...^.1;'-- ** HI ..;' the I:nr n iijrirJiAUur.ii.-~ QLN, AS CAPTAIN. Lincoln.* In Lincoln's curious third-person autobiography he says he was...were equipped alike. Buckskin breeches prevailed. There was a sprinkling of coon-skin caps, and the blankets were of the coarsesttexture. Flintlock rifles...
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The Inner World of Abraham Lincoln

Michael Burlingame - Biography & Autobiography - 1997 - 380 pages
...thought himself unqualified for the office, he delighted in the honor and accepted. He wrote in 1860, "He has not since had any success in life which gave him so much satisfaction."22 In another autobiographical sketch, Lincoln called his election as captain of a militia...
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Lincoln on Lincoln

Paul M. Zall - Biography & Autobiography - 2003 - 216 pages
...1832 broke out. A. joined a volunteer company, and to his own surprize, was elected captain of it. He says he has not since had any success in life which gave him so much satisfaction. Before being elected captain he had announced in the Sangamon Journal, 15 March, that he was running...
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In Lincoln's Footsteps: A Historical Guide to the Lincoln Sites in Illinois ...

Don Davenport - History - 2002 - 221 pages
...Lincoln company captain. Years later Lincoln wrote that he was "surprised" at the election and had "not since had any success in life which gave him so much satisfaction." At Beardstown, Lincoln's company became part of a mounted brigade, then moved to the mouth of the Rock...
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