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He Served in Place of Abraham Lincoln
01-24-2016, 08:25 AM
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RE: He Served in Place of Abraham Lincoln
Interesting thoughts, LVerge. I'll cut to the chase though: in all American history there has only been one man who substituted for a president, John Summerfield. Larner wasn't stupid, he knew this was not just a matter of "running down another substitute for a another wealthy patron". When he made his scorning comments about Summerfield, he was not then distressed in war duties, the War had been over for 25 years. When he filed for a small pension, it is appalling that the cronies who had prospered so well under Lincoln and Grant merely lounged idly by. The War office shuffling papers and losing them, and no one at all there seeming to notice or hear Summerfield whose War service standing in the place of Abraham Lincoln, was unprecedented and totally unique. Could this whole disgraceful episode have been so embarrassing, that is a principal reason it is never included in histories?
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RE: He Served in Place of Abraham Lincoln - maharba - 01-24-2016 08:25 AM

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