"Here I have lived"; a history of Lincoln's Springfield, 1821-1865, by Paul M. Angle.
Angle, Paul M. (Paul McClelland), 1900-1975.
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CONTENTS

  • PROLOGUE xiii
  • I. "A LITTLE CLUSTER OF LOG CABINS" 1 Pre-history—The settlement of Illinois—First settlers in the county—Springfield is chosen as the temporary county seat— The advent of Elijah Iles—Land sales—The permanent county seat—Lot sales.
  • II. THE TOWN TAKES ROOT 18 Life in a frontier community—Craftsmen, doctors and lawyers appear—The beginning of schools and churches—The presi|dential campaign of 1824—The Winnebago War—The Deep Snow.
  • III. COUNTY TOWN 35 The Talisman—The Black Hawk War—Cholera—Growth and new buildings—Multiplication of occupations—The mili|tary companies—The Thespians and other organizations— Internal improvement—Springfield selected as the state capital.
  • IV. POLITICAL POT BUBBLINGS 59 Lincoln settles in Springfield—The congressional campaign of 1834—The campaign of 1836—Local battles and "Samp|son's Ghost"—The Panic of 1837—Springfield tightens her hold on the capital—Building the State House—Life in the new capital.
  • V. A YOUNG STATE CAPITAL 83 Removal of the state offices to Springfield—Appearance of the capital—Social life—Lincoln and Mary Todd—Balls and parties — The theater, the circus and other amusements — Hospitality.
  • Page  xVI. ENLARGING INTERESTS 109 The "Log Cabin" campaign of 1840—The Fisher "murder" case—Lincoln's "duel"—The Mormon troubles—The campaign of 1844—The Mexican War—The election of 1848—Cali|fornia, Oregon and the Donner party—The Integral Phalanx— Arrival of the Portuguese.
  • VII. MAKING A LIVING 144 The Northern Cross Railroad—Transportation troubles—The economy of the 'forties—Agriculture—Industries—Merchan|dising—The eve of change.
  • VIII. CIVIC SPIRIT DEVELOPS 162 Alton and Sangamon Railroad—Sangamon and Morgan Rail|road—The effect of railroads—Development of banks—Panics, 1853 and 1857—New buildings—Street planking and street lighting—Fire protection and water supply.
  • IX. SOCIAL AND CULTURAL GROWTH 184 The State Fair—Lecturers, musicians and the theater—Infor|mal social life—The "Maine Law" movement—Churches and their progress—Free public schools—Illinois State University.
  • X. LINCOLN EMERGES 204 The shadow of slavery in Springfield—Presidential campaign of 1852—The Nebraska Bill—Douglas and Lincoln clash— Formation of the Republican Party in Illinois—Campaign of 1856—Dred Scott Decision—Douglas and Lincoln speak— Campaign of 1858—Douglas is re-elected to the Senate.
  • XI. THE REPUBLICANS ELECT A PRESIDENT 236 Nomination of Lincoln—Nomination of Douglas—Marching clubs and rallies—The Nation looks to Springfield—Election night—Lincoln as President-Elect—Secession—Farewell to Springfield.
  • XII. WAR 262 Fort Sumter bombarded—Illinois mobilizes—Douglas rallies the Democracy—Grant—Camp Butler—Donelson, Henry and the Peninsular Campaign—Emancipation—The Democrats revolt—Republican gains—Return of the veteran regiments— Election of 1864—Peace.
  • EPILOGUE 290
  • A NOTE ABOUT SOURCES 293
  • INDEX 301