the Civil War in Washington, DC
"Getting the hang of the house" : Congressman Abraham Lincoln
"At war with Washington" : the abolitionists
"A western free state man" : Lincoln and slavery
"Is the center nothing?" : Lincoln's middle ground
"Cleaning the devil out of Washington"
"A wide spread and powerful conspiracy" : warnings and threats from Washington
"The way we skulked into this city" : claiming the presidency
"This big White House" : the Lincoln family
"White and black, all mixed up together" : the African American community
"A swift and terrible retribution" : striking the first blows
"Order out of confusion" : preparing for war
"I was slow to adopt the strong measures" : loyalty and disloyalty
"If I were only a boy I'd march off tomorrow" : the tide of sick and wounded
"An unknown something called freedom"
"Tinkering experiments" : toward emancipation
"Freedom triumphant in war and peace" : emancipation in Washington
"We must use what tools we have" : toward total war
"On the soil where they were born" : the former slaves
"The step which, at once, shortens the war" : the Emancipation Proclamation
"Defend what is our own" : the limits of freedom
"Never forget what they did here" : honoring the fallen
"Worth more than a victory in the field" : the end in sight
Epilogue : "The country was ready to say amen".
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