|Statement||by Richard Yates and Catharine Yates Pickering. Edited by John H. Krenkel.|
|Contributions||Pickering, Catherine Yates, joint author., Krenkel, John Henry, 1906- ed.|
|LC Classifications||F545 .Y334|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||300|
|LC Control Number||65016499|
Genre/Form: Biographies: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Yates, Richard, Richard Yates, Civil War governor. Danville, Ill., Interstate Printers. Papers: Ca. 14 feet in Richard Yates, Sr. and family papers, Correspondence and other papers chiefly from his years as Civil War governor of Illinois and U.S. senator; also congressional papers (ca. 2 inches) and material regarding his law practice. , Richard Yates: civil war governor / by Richard Yates and Catherine Yates Pickering ; Edited by John H. Krenkel Interstate Printers and Publishers Danville, Illinois Wikipedia Citation Please see Wikipedia's template documentation for further citation fields that may be required. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Springfield, IL Papers: Ca. 14 feet in Richard Yates, Sr. and family papers, Correspondence and other papers chiefly from his years as Civil War governor of Illinois and U.S. senator; also congressional papers (ca. 2 inches) and material regarding his law practice.
Illinois politician Richard Yates was the governor of Illinois from , serving the entire duration of the Civil War. Prior to being governor Richard Yates was a lawyer, born in Warsaw Kentucky, but serving as an Illinois Whig Party Congressional representative from , and Richard Yates has been referred to as America’s least known great writer. Today Yates is known primarily for the novel Revolutionary Road, considered by many critics as the greatest American novel of the second half of the twentieth century. About this Item: The Civil War governor of Illinois () also served as representative () and senator (). Bold and handsome "Richd Yates / USS," tan 3½" X 1" slip, n.p., n.y. Fine. Though not dated, this would have been a free-franking signature clipped from a type of envelope commonly used by Congressman and dates to Yates' Senate period. UNTIL , WHEN WILLIAM B. HESSELTINE published Lincoln and the War Governors, it was conceded that Governor Richard Yates of Illinois had reacted appropriately to threats conveyed to him by secessionists opposed to Lincoln, variously known as Peace Democrats or copperheads.
Get this from a library! Serving the Republic: Richard Yates, Illinois Governor and Congressman, son of Richard Yates, Civil War Governor; an autobiography.. [Richard Yates; John Henry Krenkel]. Richard Yates, the “War Governor,” , was born Jan. 18, , on the banks of the Ohio River, at Warsaw, Gallatin Co., Ky. His father moved in to Illinois, and, after stopping for a time in Springfield, settled at Island Grove, Sangamon County. Here, after attending school, Richard joined the family. Richard Yates is, to some extent, remembered for his periodic drunken behavior while he was Illinois Governor during the Civil War. Both public conceptions follow the old maxim, "A half-truth is worse than a whole lie," because it obscures the positive attributes, contributions, and actions of each of these notable characters in American history. Richard Yates: RICHARD YATES, the “War Governor,” —4, was born Jan. 18, , on the banks of the Ohio River, at Warsaw, Gallatin Co., Ky. His father moved in to Illinois, and, after stopping for a time in Springfield, settled at Island grove, Sangamon County. Here, after attending school, Richard joined the family.