abraham lincoln

16th President of the United States
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Abraham Lincoln was politician and lawyer from Illinois who served as the 16th President of the United States of America. He held his office from March of 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. Lincoln's election led the nation into a secession crisis that turned into the American Civil War, the bloodiest war in this nations history. As president, Lincoln attempted to abolished slavery, and defeat the Confederate Rebellion in order to preserve the Union.

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    Lincoln's Quips and Comments about McClellan - examining the context

    I've run into them before, but I thought I'd make a unified thread for it. The goal here is to collect not just the quips and comments Lincoln made about McClellan (e.g. "Stationary Engine", "Shovelling Fleas" and "bodyguard") but to examine the context in which they were made. This means...
  2. DBF

    A “Special” Say What Saturday: President Abraham Lincoln’s Proclamation for Thanksgiving and Praise

    The third year of the Civil War rages on. The nation is torn apart. There is little to contemplate except death and heartache. There is no escape from the suffering and a hope for an end to the conflict can not be found. Battles at Gettysburg, Vicksburg and Chickamauga have touched all...
  3. Northern Light

    Abraham Lincoln, Sarah Josepha, Hale, and Thanksgiving

    With Turkey Day on the horizon, I thought I should post this interesting video on the holiday. Enjoy both it and the turkey! https://www.c-span.org/video/?437338-3/abraham-lincoln-sarah-josepha-hale-thanksgiving
  4. Andy Cardinal

    Say What? Saturday Quote: Carl Schurz Criticizes Abraham Lincoln

    Carl Schurz was a German revolutionary in 1848 who fled Prussia after the revolution's failure and eventually emigrated to the United States. By the fall of 1862, he was a brigadier general commanding a division in the 11th Corps. The fall 1862 elections were a setback for Abraham Lincoln and...
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    The Tale of Lincoln's Rocking Chair from Ford's Theater

    President Abraham Lincoln was sitting in this rocking chair during a production of Our American Cousin at Ford's Theatre in Washington, DC when he was assassinated on April 14, 1865. Henry Ford purchased the chair in 1929 for the Museum, where it remains one of the most revered objects...
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    Meeting Mr Lincoln

    President Abraham Lincoln sometimes acted as if events and people were beyond his control. In reality, however, President Lincoln exerted extraordinary control over a country, a party, and a government, all of which often seemed to by falling apart. William O. Stoddard, one of President...
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    Lincoln's Suicide Soliloquy

    The following is an unsigned poem, very likely written by Mr Lincoln, first published on August 25, 1838, in The Sangamo Journal, a four-page Whig periodical in Springfield, Illinois. Shortly after Lincoln's death, his friend Joshua Speed had told William Herndon that Lincoln had written and...
  8. gentlemanrob

    POTUS Lincoln, Abraham
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    ◀ 15th President 17th President ▶ Abraham Lincoln 16th President of the United States of America Abraham Lincoln was politician and lawyer from Illinois who served as the 16th President of the United States of America. He held his office from March of 1861 until his assassination in April...
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    The Other Lincoln

    Surprisingly many don't realize not all places named after Lincoln are named after Abraham, but rather Benjamin
  10. Gettmore

    Did Lincoln say this?

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    Charles Dana

    Lincoln's Informer: Charles A. Dana and the Inside Story of the Union War by Carl J. Guarneri University Press of Kansas (October 18, 2019) https://www.amazon.com/dp/0700628460/?tag=civilwartalkc-20 This should be interesting.
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    I didn't watch the movie because it's about the most over rated president this country ever had. He was also the worst. My reasons for my position are as follows. Lincoln meant to have a war with the seven Confederate States in order to force them back into the Union at bayonet point. He did...
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    Brass Napoleon Award ~*~Lincoln Forum~*~ Voting!

    Please vote for the one you think most deserves this award! About the Award Lincoln's First Inaugural Address and the South's right to secede Do you find any of Lincoln's many wartime policies objectionable? If so, why? Should Lincoln Have Let The South Secede Instead of Trying To Preserve...
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    Mr Lincoln refers to his WH office as the " Shop "

    Artist Francis B. Carpenter said that Abraham Lincoln referred to his office in the White House as the “shop.”1 Illinois attorney Henry Clay Whitney observed that for President “Lincoln the stately mansion was a mere workshop for the performance of dreary, routine labor.”2 Whitney wrote that...
  15. Mike Serpa

    Abe Lincoln in WWI public service announcement.

    The American Thresherman and Farm Power - May 1918, Page 29 https://archive.org/details/americanthresher2119unse/page/n33 Do you have an example of a PSA or ad with Lincoln?
  16. NH Civil War Gal

    The Lincoln Memorial is Dedicated

    From my local paper and local historian today. The Daniel Chester French was from this area. The Lincoln Memorial is dedicated On Memorial Day, May 30, 1922 the Lincoln Memorial was dedicated in Washington, D.C. Seated in places of honor were 72-year-old sculptor Daniel Chester...
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    The Lincolns' Dishonest Gardener

    John Watt was a talented gardener and dishonest head groundskeeper. Mary Todd Lincoln protected Watt from the accusations of others about his expense padding, just as he abetted her in misallocation of public funds. He quickly ingratiated himself with Mrs. Lincoln through his agreeable demeanor...
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    How old would have Lincoln lived to be?

    If one uses photographs to judge how the Civil War effected the health of both President Lincoln and President Jefferson, it would appear both aged under the pressures of the Civil War. Still neither man was really that old during the Civil War. Jefferson live in to his 80s, is there any reason...
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    York paper took Lincoln to task over his son

    "Robert Todd Lincoln was the first-born child of Abraham and Mary (Todd) Lincoln. Born on August 1, 1843, in Springfield, Illinois, by the time of the Civil War, he was a student at Harvard. He wanted to join the Union army against his mother’s wishes. She worried that Bob would be killed or...
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