The Life and Public Services of James Garfield

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Our Martyred President The Life and Public Services of General James a Garfield, Twentieth President of the United States Together With the History of His Assassination
James D. McCabe
P.W. Ziegler & Co.
Place of Printing:
Philadephia, PA; Chicago, IL
Date of Printing:

Author and Commentators

James Dabney McCabe (1842-1883). Born in Virginia, McCabe became an author of over thirty books. He lived in Boston, Brooklyn and Manhattan, and also in Germantown, PA. McCabe’s papers are kept in the Special Collections section, the Milton S. Eisenhower Library at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD.

The Book

First edition. 768 pages. Illustrated. Hardcover calf-leather. The book tells the life of Union general James Garfield and his rise to the position of President of the United States and of his assassination in 1881 by Charles J. Guiteau.


  • Chapter I. Childhood and Early Years.
  • Chapter II. President of a College and State Senator.
  • Chapter III. The College President Becomes a Brigadier-General.
  • Chapter IV. From Shiloh and Chickamauga.
  • Chapter V. General Garfield Enters Congress.
  • Chapter VI. General Garfield’s Congressional Career.
  • Chapter VII. General Garfield Leads the Republican Opposition – Is Elected to the Senate.
  • Chapter VIII. General Garfield’s Financial Record.
  • Chapter IX. The Credit Mobilier and De Golyer Charges – General Garfield’s Triumphant Vindication.
  • Chapter X. The Chicago Convention – General Garfield Nominated for President of the U.S.
  • Chapter XI. General Garfield Since the Chicago Convention.
  • Chapter XII. Assassination of President Garfield.
  • Chapter XIII. The President’s Illness.
  • Chapter XIV. Death of President Garfield.
  • General Chester A. Arthur.
  • Chapter I. Early Life.
  • Chapter II. The Vice-Presidency and Presidency.
  • Appendix.


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