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War, at the best, is terrible, and this war of ours, in its magnitude and its duration, is one of the most terrible.”– Speech at Sanitary Fair, June 16, 1864

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Daniel Webster

“I heard a story last night about Daniel Webster when a lad, which was new to me, and it has been running in my head all the morning. When quite young, at school, Daniel was one day guilty of a gross violation of…

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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

Mary Todd Lincoln

Mrs. Lincoln’s Shopping

Mary Todd Lincoln’s shopping trip to New York City in December 1860 was her second visit to the city…

Abraham Lincoln and Vermont

Abraham Lincoln and Vermont

Lincoln never visited Vermont although the state became the longtime summer home, Hildene, of his eldest son Robert Todd Lincoln:

The Alarm

The Alarm

One of four in the series entitled “The Flight of Abraham” published on the same page of Harper’s Weekly…

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