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  1. K

    The Misunderstanding of Mary Lincoln and the Henry Wikoff Incident

    Hello, I've been doing a lot of Mary Lincoln research the last few years, and the one thing I always come back to is the Henry Wikoff incident, because it is so completely misunderstood, and illustrates a lot of the distortions that have made it hard to understand her life. I also find the...
  2. J

    Lincoln Tomb and Monument

    Took my thermos of coffee and headed over to Lincoln's Tomb in Springfield this morning. While the tomb itself is closed to visitors you can still walk around the site. I was the only person there. The tomb itself is located on the north edge of Springfield in the Oak Ridge Cemetery. Quite...
  3. Tom Elmore

    Slocum, Lincoln and the Execution of Three Deserters on June 19

    Three deserters from the Union Twelfth Corps “were convicted upon incontestable evidence” by a court martial, and were sentenced to be shot between noon and 4 p.m. on June 19, 1863. The entire corps, then encamped around Leesburg, Virginia, was assembled to observe their fate, and serve as a...
  4. 67th Tigers

    Did Lincoln and Halleck Order McClellan to "Attack" After Antietam? The Conspiracy Theory That Wasn't and Why Lincoln Fired McClellan.

    Did Lincoln and Halleck Order McClellan to "Attack" After Antietam? The Conspiracy Theory That Wasn't and Why Lincoln Fired McClellan. Introduction This post was prompted by a post on an Antietam discussion group I am a member of. The post was about Halleck's 6th October telegram...
  5. archieclement

    Lincoln museum and library

    closed to April 10th for coronavirus, the NPS home in Springfield open for now
  6. W. Caldwell-37thNC

    Burnside tells Lincoln "Mr. President, I'm flattered, but I'm not your man."

    Ambrose Burnside Is offered command of Army of the Potomac after Antietam, but instead of taking the job he tells Lincoln "Mr. President, I'm flattered, but I'm not your man." "I'm not fit to lead an army, I'm a Corps commander, that is what I am." What happens next? Hello Joe Hooker? Skip...
  7. archieclement

    If Lincoln showed restraint

    After Fort Sumter Lincoln calls on 75k troops, triggering Virginia, Tennessee, Arkansas, and North Carolina to secede, and dividing the border states. If he hadn't would have the four states likely seceded anyway out of excitement over Fort Sumter, or have cautiously remained in the Union?
  8. JerseyBart

    March Video Discussion: Lincoln and Emancipation

    Back after a way too busy February, Monday night, 9pm eastern in the chatroom. @ami
  9. Robert Gray

    Lincoln at his inauguration (?)

    March 4, 1861 - Abraham Lincoln is inaugurated as president. Does this image show him seated before his address? I believe his head is visible just above the top rail of the platform on the left. Image: Library of Congress
  10. 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...
  11. BuckeyeWarrior

    Counterpoint Did Lincoln follow precedents set by previous Presidents when dealing with the secession/rebellion of the southern states?

    Lincoln seems to get a lot of hate from those this forum that support the southern attempt at independence/disunion. However, the evidence I have seen shows that Lincoln did nothing more than follow the precedents set by presidents previous to him. In this thread I would like to discuss if...
  12. 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...
  13. CivilWarTalk

    Podcast GP's 1621 Steve Norder - Lincoln Takes Command

    Gerald Prokopowicz's Civil War Talk Radio Show Published on February 12, 2020 This week Gerry interviews Steve Norder, author of: Amazon: Lincoln Takes Command: The Campaign to Seize Norfolk and the Destruction of the CSS Virginia Each week since October 2004, host Gerald...
  14. B

    Which Ship Carried President Lincoln to City Point on June 21, 1864?

    I was reading the 1955 book The North Reports the Civil War, and on page 585 the author mentions without a source that President Lincoln arrived at City Point on the "City of Baltimore" on June 21, 1864 to visit Grant. Wil Greene's first volume of A Campaign of Giants confirms the name "City of...
  15. M

    Discussion President Buchanan does met with South Carolina commissioners but Lincoln does not.

    President Buchanan met South Carolina commissioners but Lincoln refused to meet with Confederate commissioners because he thought this would indicate he accepted the Confederacy as a separate nation. Why did not South Carolina receive reorganization as a notion when Buchanan met with them?
  16. Andy Cardinal

    An Encounter With Lincoln

    About 20% of the Army of the Potomac was composed of "green" regiment's during the Maryland Campaign. In April, Stanton had closed the recruiting offices in the expectation that the war would soon be over. In July, Lincoln called for "300,000 more" men. Many of those new men arrived in...
  17. M

    Discussion February 5 1865 Lincoln wants to offer $400,000,000 to lay down their arms.

    Lincoln presented his 400 million dollars plan to get to get the Confederacy to lay down their arms by April 1 1865, to his cabinet. The cabinet seems uninterested. If this deal was offered to the Confederacy was there any chance they would have agreed? By late March of 1865 some members of the...
  18. jackt62

    Lincoln and Davis Incognito

    I found it interesting that both Abe Lincoln and Jeff Davis were lampooned by cartoonists for the way they either started or ended their administrations. Lincoln was lambasted for being in disguise and sneaking into Washington City for his inauguration. On the reverse end, Davis was...
  19. gentlemanrob

    2nd Lt. Warren Lincoln Kendall - 20th Maine Infantry

    Warren Lincoln Kendall: Born: November 27, 1836 Birthplace: Waldo County Maine Father: Waterman B. Kendall 1806 – 1862 Mother: Martha J. Jackson 1809 – 1862 Civil War Career: 1862: Corporal Company I 20th Maine Infantry Regiment 1862 – 1863: 2nd Lt. Company I 20th Maine Infantry Regiment 1863...
  20. 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...
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