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Zachariah Chandler Mourning Lincoln - L Verge - 04-16-2015 06:19 PM

Bill - I think Zachariah Chandler is of interest to you, so maybe you can comment on this item that was published on a History Channel piece yesterday:

5. Lincoln’s death was not universally mourned in the North.

As Martha Hodes recounts in her book “Mourning Lincoln,” some Northerners who thought Lincoln too dictatorial and some Radical Republicans who thought him too lenient toward the Confederacy welcomed news of his assassination. After a meeting of Radical Republicans hours after the shooting, Indiana Congressman George Julian recorded in his diary that the “universal feeling among radical men here is that his death is a godsend.” Michigan Senator Zachariah Chandler wrote to his wife that God had permitted Lincoln to live only “as long as he was useful and then substituted a better man (Johnson) to finish the work.”

RE: Zachariah Chandler Mourning Lincoln - LincolnToddFan - 04-16-2015 07:56 PM

By "better man" did Sen. Chandler mean a harsher, less magnanimous one than Abraham Lincoln?