Listen to Abraham Lincoln: A Life 1863-1864 - From the Mud March to Gettysburg; Victory at the Polls and in the Field; Reconstruction and Re-Nomination on your phone!
"Go Forward, and Give Us Victories": From the Mud March to Gettysburg: (January-July 1863): Dissatisfaction with the Emancipation Proclamation and lack of military victory heightens the discontent with the administration. Trouble comes with the destructive rivalry within the army and the threat of the French intervening on behalf of the Confederacy. The president's decision concerning the Minnesota Sioux Uprising infuriates the West. Lincoln must decide what to do with a demoralized army of the Potomac. His compassion with the troops increases his popularity within the military. General Lee begins his second invasion of the North.