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I happen temporarily to occupy this big White House. I am a living witness that any one of your children may look to come here as my father’s child has.”– Speech to One Hundred Sixty-sixth Ohio Regiment, August 22, 1864

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The Cabinet

“In one of our large towns in Illinois a new hotel was opened and many people were invited to a banquet. One guest ate ravenously and after went to the landlord and told him he had received no invitation, neither 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

New York Republicans

New York Republicans

“Politicians, big and little, smelling victory in 1860 with all that it would mean in jobs and contracts, hopped aboard the Republican bandwagon.”

Dean Richmond (1804-1866)

Dean Richmond (1804-1866)

Dean Richmond “was one of those original men of great brain-power, force, and character, knowledge of men, and executive ability…”

Chauncey M. Depew (1834-1928)

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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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