THE author wishes to acknowledge his gratitude to the many who have contributed by suggestions, information, prudent criticism and scholarly advice to the work upon this book.
To Mr. T. R. Preston of Chattanooga I am indebted for the original suggestion as to the need for a careful study and reappraisement of the life of Andrew Johnson.
To Mr. Claude G. Bowers of New York; Dr. Archibald Henderson and Dr. J. G. de Roulhac Hamilton of the University of North Carolina; Dr. Benjamin B. Kendrick of Greensboro, N. C.; Dr. Edward McMahan of the University of Washington; Dr. William B. Hesseltine of the University of Chattanooga; Dr. Frank L. Owsley of Vanderbilt University; Mr. Denis Tilden Lynch of New York; Mr. David Rankin Barbee, of Washington, D. C.; Dr. Thomas P. Martin of the Library of Congress, Washington; Dr. Howard K. Beale of Bowdoin College; Hon. A. W. Chambliss of Chattanooga; Colonel Fay W. Brabson, United States Army, and Mr. Gilbert Govan of Chattanooga, the author is under great obligation for a careful reading of the manuscript or proof sheets, and for criticisms, corrections and suggestions thereon.
In the collation of hitherto unused source material, and the suggestion of other information of value in the writing of this volume, the author desires to acknowledge his gratitude to the following:
Mrs. Marguerita Hall Albjerg of Purdue University; Mr. Matthew Page Andrews of Baltimore; Mr. Garnett Andrews of Chattanooga; Senator Henry F. Ashurst of Arizona; Mrs. Fanny Perry Beattie of Sumter, S. C.; Mr. Perry Belmont of Washington, D. C.; Mr. Desha Breckinridge of Lexington, Ky.; Hon. Foster V. Brown of Chattanooga, Mr. Walter G. Brownlow of Knoxville; Dr. James E. Barnes of Washington, D. C.; Mr. Elwood Baker of Cleveland, Ohio; Mrs. H. H. Coffey of Knoxville; Mrs. Elizabeth S. Chandler of Los Angeles, Calif.; Mrs. Mary D. Clagett of Washington, D. C.; Miss Nora Crimmins of Chattanooga Public Library; Hon. Josephus Daniels of Raleigh, N. C.; Mr. James F. Duhamel of Washington, D. C.; Mr. James F. Finlay of Chattanooga; President C. O.