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    FOR SALE For Sale...collection of Lincoln books (most $9 each)

    I'm going to sell all my Lincoln books. See pic. I'll post prices but thought I would get started to see if anyone was especially excited about a particular book or the entire lot. The one you may not be able to identify from the pic is Diplomat in Carpet Slippers by Monaghan. Thanks for...
  2. gentlemanrob

    US Robert Todd Lincoln

    Robert Todd Lincoln: Born: August 1, 1843 Birthplace: Springfield Illinois Father: President Abraham Lincoln 1809 – 1865 (Buried: Oak Ridge Cemetery Springfield Illinois) Mother: Mary Ann Todd 1818 – 1882 (Buried: Oak Ridge Cemetery Springfield Illinois) Wife: Mary Eunice Harlan 1846 – 1937...
  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!
  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...
  5. Belle Montgomery

    The Lingering Legend of Abraham Lincoln's Ghost

    Stories of a ghostly President Lincoln wandering the corridors and rooms of the White House have persisted for more than a century. Editors Mary Todd Lincoln photographed with President Abraham Lincoln's 'spirit.' From the Lincoln Financial...
  6. RushesLancer

    Discussion What do you know about the INVALID CORPS???

    I'm curious what YOU know OR would like to know about the Invalid Corps! Without a Google search, what do you think you know about the corps: its start, its use during the war, the men, their locations, their duties, their events during the war, their discharge, and so on. IF YOU DO NOT KNOW THE...
  7. JPK Huson 1863

    Period " Republican Pudding " Explained

    Abraham Lincoln's cadaverous visage is as recognizably American as The Statue of Liberty and our Stars and Stripes. That's why this hysterical recipe from an 1860's cookbook made me fall over laughing. The new political party sure hit the ground running with Abraham Lincoln. The two were...
  8. Belle Montgomery

    Museum Abraham Lincoln’s hair preserved in ‘priceless’ Syracuse sculpture (video)

    SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- A “priceless” sculpture made with human hair sits in a dimly lit back room of the Onondaga Historical Association on Montgomery Street. Hair sculptures aren’t really a thing anymore, but hair jewelry and hair home decor were popular items to display during the Civil War era...
  9. JPK Huson 1863

    Duff Green's Row Washington, DC, " Is This Freedom? ", 1862

    Crowds gathered outside our Capitol Building, 1865. The event bringing them there is President Abraham Lincoln's second inauguration. I ' think ' the street running directly behind this image was known as ' 1st Street ' for awhile. If so, this photographer included a shot of Abraham Lincoln's...
  10. O' Be Joyful

    “Let Us Die to Make Men Free”

    From the resurrected American Heritage magazine (sidenote, please consider making a contribution to help them continue their mission, which we all here cherish, History) “Let Us Die to Make Men Free” The earliest photograph of the House of Representatives shows how it appeared...
  11. CLuckJD

    Was Union Victory at Vicksburg THE END of US Civil War?

    July 4th brought an end of what had been among the bloodiest confrontations fought by this nation’s war on itself. On Independence Day back in 1863, head confederate John Pemberton surrendered Vicksburg to Union Commander Ulysses S. Grant after a long siege to keep the port city open for Deep...
  12. Belle Montgomery

    Matilda Edwards - The woman who almost stole Abraham Lincoln’s heart

    Matilda Betham-Edwards ALTON — Though most credible historians consider the marriage of Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln a strong one, their courtship was rocky. An area woman may have had something to do with that. Matilda Edwards, who grew up in Edwardsville...
  13. Southern Volunteer

    Discussion '64 Election Meddling an Option?

    So as a disclaimer I'm not well versed at all on the intricacies of the '64 election. I pretty much stopped at where Burns left off. However I have had this discussion with one other person about Lincoln and his decision and insistence that even in the midst of a Civil War that the nation must...
  14. wbull1

    Discussion Abraham Lincoln: Seldom Told Stories

    Abraham Lincoln: Seldom Told Stories Now, finally available for 14.95 at the Amazon link below: My publisher went broke. It wasn’t my fault, really. But I have sweated and bled to get the copies assigned to me and to get it up for sale. The book includes...
  15. Belle Montgomery

    Discussion Civil War era flag returns to Ohio statehouse 154 years after flying over Lincoln's body

    COLUMBUS (WCMH) -- Wearing latex gloves, a team of people lifted the fragile material of the 150+ year old flag as they slid it from its display table to the floor atop a sheet of plastic. The 36-star flag is an artifact and in remarkably good shape for its age. This is no ordinary 9-foot by...
  16. Belle Montgomery

    Abraham Lincoln's merciful Christmas letter to his Confederate cousins sold

    It was days before Christmas 1863, and Abraham Lincoln wanted to offer an example of goodwill to the fractured nation in the midst of the Civil War. The Craig family, cousins to Lincoln's wife Mary Todd, were a slave-holding family in Arkansas who had fled their plantation as Union forces took...
  17. Belle Montgomery

    Discussion Richmond’s new Civil War museum aims to shatter conventional views of the conflict

    The American Civil War Museum, which opens May 4, tells the story of the Civil War from an array of perspectives. (Julia Rendleman/The Washington Post) RICHMOND — Sheets of rain pounded the towering glass walls of this city’s new American Civil War Museum as workers raced to finish preparations...
  18. Belle Montgomery

    Handwritten telegram announcing Abraham Lincoln’s death goes up for sale

    PHILADELPHIA — The handwritten notification of President Abraham Lincoln’s death is being offered for sale by a Philadelphia documents dealer. Nathan Raab, president of the Raab Collection, says the telegram was thought to be lost, and calls it “truly one of our great finds.” It was written...
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