The Lingering Legend of Abraham Lincoln's Ghost

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

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From the Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum and Allen County Public Library
Abraham Lincoln, the sixteenth President of the United States (1861-1865), is remembered for his vital role as the leader in preserving the Union during the Civil War and beginning the process that led to the end of slavery in the United States. He's remembered for his character, his speeches and letters and as a man of humble origins whose determination and perseverance led him to the nation’s highest office.
He is also remembered for his untimely death—and his supposed afterlife in the White House.
For years, presidents, first ladies, guests, and members of the White House staff have claimed to have either seen Lincoln or felt his presence. The melancholy bearing of Lincoln himself, and several instances of...
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