Lincoln's Constant Ally Colonel Edward D Baker Biography 1960 Civil War Senator


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.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Near Fine
Jacket Condition: Very Good

Publisher: Oregon Historical Society
Place: Portland, Oregon
Year: 1960

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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