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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  1. SWMODave

    But the good President, we were told, ..... did not like being guarded.

    Lincoln's Carriage - built in 1864 and not the one mentioned in the account below Image courtesy of the Studebaker National Museum, South Bend, Indiana Never was there a more pleasant camp than ours, - there on that green hillside across the ravine from the President's summer residence. We had...
  2. SWMODave

    I am simply the President of the United States.

    Found this in an old military magazine and a search of Google shows it hasn't been in print since before 1900. I believe those who admire President Lincoln, will appreciate this candid review. A Glimpse or Abraham Lincoln. The multitude of sketches that have been written on the life...
  3. frontrank2

    The Emergence of Abraham Lincoln

    A tad bit long, but worth the read. It’s always important to know about Lincoln, and today it is urgent. As Lincoln said in his “House Divided” speech, “If we could first know where we are, and whither we are tending, we could then better judge what to do, and how to do it.” The house divided...
  4. Mr King

    Just 1 book on Abraham Lincoln

    If you can recommend just 1 book on Abraham Lincoln what would it be? (I typed in search and didn't find anything I was looking for) I'm seeking for a book that includes his whole life and not just the war. Where he came from and all the "failures"( I don't view them as failures, like Edison...
  5. frontrank2

    Happy 211th Birthday

    On this date, Feb. 12, 1809, Abraham Lincoln is born. Top 10 Lincoln facts: 1 - He was the only president to have a patent: Lincoln invented a device to free steamboats that ran aground. 2 - He practiced law without a degree. Lincoln had about 18 months of formal schooling. 3 - He wanted women...
  6. frontrank2

    Lincoln's Cabinet

    Mr. Lincoln’s Cabinet was not composed of friends – at least not initially. It was composed of major Republican figures with whom Mr. Lincoln’s personal acquaintance was very limited. The lone friend who had been proposed, Illinois’s Norman B. Judd, had been rejected – in part simply because he...
  7. John Hartwell

    Mr. Lincoln visits the Hospital at City Point

    On April 2nd, 1865, during the final days of the siege of Petersburg, Captain William S. Greenough, of Co. D, 18th New Hampshire Volunteers, received a bullet wound in his right side. He was moved the nine miles to the hospital at City Point. Thirty-nine years later, he described the President's...
  8. frontrank2

    History's Most Misunderstood First Lady

    As the Civil War drew to a close on April 14, 1865, Mary Todd Lincoln, Abraham Lincoln’s wife, scolded her husband for being overly affectionate. Lincoln told his wife that the others in their box at Ford’s Theatre would think nothing of it. Minutes later, a bullet pierced the president’s...
  9. JPK Huson 1863

    " There Should Be No Enemies In This Place ", Lincoln's Handshaking Rebel

    Like every barn, house, shed and out building in an around Sharpsburg, Maryland, Smith's barn was a hospital after all the shooting stopped. President Lincoln visited shattered men in hospitals there , men who fought on both sides. What you have to love about President Lincoln stories is the...
  10. S

    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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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
  13. 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...
  14. frontrank2

    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...
  15. frontrank2

    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...
  16. frontrank2

    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...
  17. gentlemanrob

    POTUS Lincoln, Abraham
    Threadmarks: Biographical Profile

    ◀ 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...
  18. archieclement

    The Other Lincoln

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

    Did Lincoln say this?

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