The Writings of Abraham Lincoln — Volume 7: 1863-1865 " The Writings of Abraham Lincoln, Volume 7:1863-1865", establishs a time of great uncertainty for President Abraham Lincoln. He has to deal with the loss of many lives, as well as making sure the Generals are obeying orders from their superiors, and that lives or not loss by careless procedures. In many situations he is called upon by friends and relatives to intervene in saving many individuals from death by military orders. An example is the loss of General R. H. MilRoy's division on October 27, 1863, when there is a mishap in the General recieving orders to retreat. There is always trouble in St. Louis with civil distrubances causing General Roscrans forces to intervene. President Lincoln travels to Gettysbury and delivers a magnificant speech.