Norton Parker Chipman: A Biography of the Andersonville War Crimes Prosecutor

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McFarland, May 27, 2008 - History - 249 pages
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Norton Parker Chipman is best known for successfully prosecuting Henry Wirz, the infamous commander of the Confederacy’s Andersonville Prison where more than 13,000 Union soldiers died during the American Civil War. A Union officer, Chipman participated in many important events during and after the Civil War. He accompanied President Lincoln to Gettysburg and worked directly with Secretary of War Stanton. Later, he represented the District of Columbia as its delegate to Congress, led the fund-raising to complete the Washington Monument and wrote the order creating Memorial Day. He rose to prominence in California’s burgeoning agribusiness and served many years as a state Supreme Court commissioner and a Court of Appeal presiding justice. This biography provides intimate accounts of a wounded combat officer’s perspective of the Civil War, a Washington insider’s view of the postwar capital and a veteran’s influence in shaping and developing California.
 

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Contents

Preface
3
Prologue 1906
5
1 Unrestrainable Manifestations 18341859
9
2 For the Preservation of the Union 18601862
22
3 The Proclamation of Freedom 18621863
41
4 The Great Emancipator 1863
62
5 Wartime Washington18631864
81
6 Restoration of the Union 18641865
95
9 The Unfinished Obelisk 18721875
151
10 Sierra Flume and Lumber Company 18751878
170
11 Greater California18781918
180
12 Last Years 19191924
195
Epilogue
199
Abraham Lincoln
203
Chapter Notes
217
Bibliography
227

7 The Tragedy of Andersonville 1865
109
8 The Capital of the United States 18651872
130

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About the author (2008)

Jeffery A. Hogge is a judicial attorney with the California Court of Appeal, Third Appellate District, the court on which Norton Parker Chipman served as presiding justice for the court’s first 16 years. He has written for legal practice guides and magazines.

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