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Fondly do we hope – fervently do we pray – that this mighty scourge of war may speedily pass away.”– Second Inaugural Address, March 4, 1865

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Noise and Frogs

Some years ago a couple of emigrants from the Emerald Isle were wending their way westward in search of employment as a means of subsistence. The shades of night had already closed in upon them as they found themselves in the vicinity of a large…

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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

John C. Frémont and Missouri

John C. Frémont and Missouri

On August 30, 1861, General John Frémont declared martial law in Missouri.

Abraham Lincoln During the Civil War

Abraham Lincoln During the Civil War

Mr. Lincoln juggled conflicting pressures and politicians on the issue of slavery.

James S. Wadsworth (1807-1864)

James S. Wadsworth (1807-1864)

James S. Wadsworth was an unlikely soldier and a somewhat improbable politician.

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