Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Happy birthday, John George Nicolay

It is the birthday of biographer John George Nicolay (1832), who served as President Abraham Lincoln’s private secretary, and wrote The Outbreak of Rebellion (1881), volume 1 of Campaigns of the Civil War, and, with John Hay, A. Lincoln, a history, a 10-volume history of Abraham Lincoln, which was first published in The Century Magazine. Lincoln appointed Nicolay U.S. Consul in Paris, where he served for four years after Lincoln’s assassination. Nicolay and Hay also edited the 12-volume Complete Works of Abraham Lincoln (1905).

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