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Dispatches from Lincoln's White House: The Anonymous Civil War Journalism of Presidential Secretary William O. Stoddard

by Burlingame, Michael, ed.
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Retail Price: $ 39.95
Issue: Winter 2003
ISBN: 0803292902

Under the pseudonym Illinois, Lincoln's third personal secretary submitted dispatches to a New York newspaper that revealed unique insights into Lincoln's personality and provided a useful, if controversial, commentary on a myriad of events related to the War, politics, and the homefront. This volume contains these and sheds new light on the period.

review of Dispatches from Lincoln's White House: The Anonymous Civil War Journalism of Presidential Secretary William O. Stoddard, by Burlingame, Michael, ed., Civil War Book Review, (Winter 2003).