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Men are not flattered by being shown that there has been a difference of purpose between the Almighty and them.”– Letter to Thurlow Weed, March 15, 1865

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Sam Brown’s Credit

[The Detroit Free Press, 9 January 1898, interviews 88-year-old Richard W. Thompson who recalls AL’s opinion of one claim:] I will say of your case that it suggests to me a story I once heard about Sam Brown, lawyer, in Illinois. This…

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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

August Belmont (1816-1890)

August Belmont (1816-1890)

The group of New York Democrats with whom August Belmont was associated was called the “Silk Stockings.”

Border States

Border States

The loyalty of the Border States were a pressing concern for both the Confederate and Union governments in 1861:

George Opdyke (1805-1880)

George Opdyke (1805-1880)

George Opdyke was a fighter…. He “had risen from a journeyman tailor in New Orleans to be one of New York’s wealthy merchants.”

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