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I wish all men to be free.”– Letter to Henry W. Hoffman, October 4, 1864

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Blacksmith and Fizzle

Upon one occasion when the President was at my [U.S. Grants’s] head-quarters at City point [22 June 1864], I took him to see the work that had been done on the Dutch Gap Canal. After taking him around and showing…

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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

Pre-Inaugural Visit to New York - Dunkirk and Westfield, February 16, 1861

Pre-Inaugural Visit to New York – Dunkirk and Westfield, February 16, 1861

‘I stand by the flag of the Union, and all I ask of you is that you stand by me as long as I stand by it.’

Abraham Lincolns Stories and Humor

Abraham Lincolns Stories and Humor

“If I couldnt tell these stories, I would die.”



Support for foreign colonization of freed slaves had a long history in the United States with advocates among both whites and blacks…

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