During the Civil War, the executive departments of the Lincoln administration were very busy. The War Department was busy fighting the war, the Treasury Department was busy finding ways to raise money to fight the war, etc. All matters outside each department's purview fell to the newest agency-the Department of the Interior. It's not surprising, then, that its nickname became the Department of Everything Else. In the thousands of volumes written on the Civil War, there has never been a comprehensive history of the Department of the Interior during this period.
- Published by Eastern National
- Printed in the USA
- ISBN: 978-1-59091-124-2