Abraham Lincoln: A History (Volume 5)

Read by LibriVox Volunteers

(4.6 stars; 8 reviews)

Abraham Lincoln: A History is an 1890 ten-volume account of the life and times of Abraham Lincoln, written by John Nicolay and John Hay, who were his personal secretaries during the American Civil War. Volume 5 chronicles Lincoln's life from November 1861 through August 1862. (Summary adapted from wikipedia by Ann Boulais) (13 hr 12 min)


Hatteras and Port Royal 34:16 Read by Jim Locke
The 'Trent' Affair 34:53 Read by Jim Locke
The Tennessee Line 31:38 Read by Jim Locke
East Tennessee 39:28 Read by Jim Locke
Halleck 35:18 Read by Jim Locke
Lincoln Directs Cooperation 22:11 Read by Jim Locke
Grant and Thomas in Kentucky 21:32 Read by Jim Locke
Cameron and Stanton 46:03 Read by Jim Locke
Plans of Campaign 45:51 Read by Jim Locke
Manassas Evacuated 21:23 Read by Jim Locke
Fort Donelson 26:43 Read by Owen Cook
Compensated Abolishment 34:33 Read by Jim Locke
'Monitor' and 'Merrimac' 36:47 Read by Jim Locke
Roanoke Island 20:59 Read by MaryAnn
Farragut's Victory 33:48 Read by MaryAnn
New Orleans 20:26 Read by MaryAnn
Pea Ridge and Island No. 10 23:12 Read by Mike Manolakes
The Shiloh Campaign 49:23 Read by Denise Nordell
Halleck's Corinth Campaign 34:19 Read by Mike Manolakes
Yorktown 31:56 Read by Ciufi Galeazzi
From Williamsburg to Fair Oaks 27:04 Read by Jim Locke
'Stonewall' Jackson's Valley Campaign 36:56 Read by Jim Locke
The Seven Days' Battle 48:44 Read by Jim Locke
Harrison's Landing 35:28 Read by Jim Locke


it is obvious the authors to great care in their research.

(5 stars)

I had listened to numerous audiobooks as well as read numerous books on Abraham Lincoln’s life and the American Civil War. The authors provided me with a history lesson not only on President Lincoln but the little known events which led to civil war. I will listen to these volumes again knowing I missed important information. Thank You LibriVox and the many volunteers.

The great Saga continues

(4 stars)

Wonderful details, especially the parts about naval battles on the oceans and the rivers. Loved the Battles of New Orleans and the Monitor/Merrimack chapters.

great series

(5 stars)

The recordings were better on this volume