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And then, there will be some black men who can remember that, with silent tongue, and clenched teeth, and steady eye, and well-poised bayonnet, they have helped mankind on to this great consummation…”– Letter to James Conkling, August 26, 1863

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General Mcclellan and Peninsula Campaign

Well, Bap [McNabb] had a very splendid Red Rooster and he with others was entered. Well, the eventful day arrived, and Bap with his little beauty was there in all his splendor. The [crowd] arrives and into the ring they toss their chickens,…

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Abraham Lincoln in Depth

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

Samuel L. M. Barlow (1826-1889)

Samuel L. M. Barlow (1826-1889)

Mitchell Barlow “…was a rising young corporation lawyer in Wall Street” when he met George B. McClellan in 1854.

Abraham Lincoln's White House

Abraham Lincoln’s White House

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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…”

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