Title: Lincoln's Constant Ally: The Life of Colonel Edward D. Baker, together with four of his great orations
Author: Harry C. Blair, Rebecca Tarshis
Description: Brown and gray cloth with pictorial on front cover. Light pencil erasure on ffep, otherwise pages are clean and crisp. Light tea splatter to fore-edge of text block. Dust jacket has a few small chips, closed tear to top edge of front panel; not price clipped; in an archival sleeve. Index. xiii, 233 pp. 8.75 x 5.75 inches.
Biography of Colonel E. D. Baker (1811-1861), the English-born U.S Senator for Oregon, Army colonel during the Mexican-American and Civil Wars, and longtime friend of President Abraham Lincoln. Based on ten years of research, this biography follows Baker from England to Pennsylvania, to his legal career and political life in Illinois (where he defeated Lincoln in a race for a seat in U.S. House of Representatives), the Mexican War, politics in Oregon, Civil War activities, and his death at the Battle of Ball's Bluff.
Includes four speeches by Baker, including his addresses regarding the Oregon Question and the Atlantic Telegraph, his eulogy of California Sen. David C. Broderick, and his speech at the American Theater in San Francisco in 1860 regarding the union of the states and slavery.
Condition: Near Fine
Jacket Condition: Very Good
Publisher: Oregon Historical Society
Place: Portland, Oregon
Keywords: E. D. Baker, Civil War, politicians, U.S. Senators, history, Oregon, Illinois, California, American West, Ball's Bluff, Mexican-American War,
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