Is there any record of Lincoln ever losing his temper? My readings about the man are general in nature relating to the ACW. Despite issues with his cabinet, generals, family, or life I cannot recall a single incident where he just simply blew his top. Again, I have not studied his life so my knowledge is lacking in this area.
Interesting question, theoldman. I don't know if this necessarily counts as losing his temper but Team of Rivals describes shortly after Gettysburg, and Lee escaping how despondent and angry he felt. "On only one or two occasions have I ever seen the president so troubled, so dejected, and discouraged," Welles wrote." (pg. 536). It then goes on to describe Lincoln writing a letter to Meade, which was quite.... upset, " He wrote he was "distressed immeasurably... by the magnitude of the misfortune involved in Lee's escape. He was within your easy grasp, and to have closed upon him would, in connection with our other late successes, have ended the war. As such, the war is prolonged indefinitely." (pg. 536)
It was never sent.