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We cannot escape history.”– Annual Message to Congress, December 1, 1862

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The Cabinet

“During summer 1862 a delegation complained about the conduct of the war in the West:] He rose from his chair and said, ‘Judge List, this reminds me of an anecdote which I heard a son of yours tell in Burlington…

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Abraham Lincoln in Depth

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Abraham Lincoln’s Moods
“Lincoln was a curious – mysterious – quite an incomprehensible man,” wrote William H. Herndon shortly before he died... Read more   View more articles

Cartoon Corner

lincoln-moods President Lincoln enjoyed humor. Many Americans enjoyed making fun of the President. Some of the most recognizable cartoons were published in Harper’s Weekly, a New York City periodical ... Read more

Chauncey M. Depew (1834-1928)

Chauncey M. Depew (1834-1928)

Had Chauncey M. Depew “devoted himself to politics exclusively there is no office in the United States he might not legitimately aspire to…”

Mr. Lincoln and Friends - The Women

Mr. Lincoln and Friends – The Women

“Our conversation during the Trip was Mostly concerning family affairs,” recalled longtime friend August H. Chapman…

The Political Eclipse of 1860

The Political Eclipse of 1860

John Bell at left looks through a telescope at a black image of Abraham Lincoln:

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