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Abraham Lincoln: A Life 1864-1865 - The Grand Offensive; Reelection; Victory at Last; The Final Days

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"Hold On with a Bulldog Grip and Chew and Choke as Much as Possible": The Grand Offensive: (May-August 1864): The Spring Offensive is launched. A bogus presidential proclamation calling for volunteers and prayers causes panic throughout the North. Grant and Lee battle for six weeks until severe losses force them to a halt. Congressional Radicals pass a bill that will allow Southern States re-admittance to the Union as long as they give an oath that they never supported the Confederacy. Southern leaders spread bogus peace overtures. Lincoln reaffirms his commitment to the Emancipation.
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