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You dislike the emancipation proclamation; and, perhaps, would have it retracted. You say it is unconstitutional — I think differently.”– Letter to James Conkling, August 26, 1863

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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

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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



The Civil War brought out a powerful combination of leadership from businessmen and clergy in New York.

Castle Lincoln No Surrender: Fort Davis in Ruins

Castle Lincoln No Surrender: Fort Davis in Ruins

This cartoon depicts each party’s camp the moring after the election of 1860.

Abraham Lincoln and Rhode Island

Abraham Lincoln and Rhode Island

Lincoln spent less than two days in Rhode Island. He first visited the state on February 28 and 29, 1860:

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