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Every blade of grass is a study; and to produce two, where there was but one, is both a profit and a pleasure.”– Address before the Wisconsin State Agricultural Society, September 30, 1859

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Lee’s Army

Lincoln had stood with two umbrellas at an imaginary rat hole, impersonating Sam’l, the Quaker boy whose father wanted to stop the boy’s using swear words. The two umbrellas were blacksmith tongs. Sam’ls father had…

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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

Visit to West Point

Visit to West Point

President Lincoln briefly visited New York in late June 1862 when he visited General Winfield Scott at West Point…

Lincoln, Douglas and the Rail-Fence Handicap

Lincoln, Douglas and the Rail-Fence Handicap

This cartoon features the candidates running along a rail fence in which a black man is hiding in front of the Capitol.

Mr. Lincoln and Horace White

Mr. Lincoln and Horace White

Horace White was a young journalist destined for major newspaper positions in Chicago and New York when he met Mr. Lincoln.

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