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With us every soldier is a man of character, and must be treated with more consideration than is customary in Europe.”– Letter to Count Gasparin, August 4, 1862

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Lincoln Reading
Mule’s Tail

[Recalling an evening at Ford’s Theatre when AL seemed bored, sitting with his eyes closed:] Suddenly I left his heavy hand on my shoulder, and in place of the worn and wearied man who looked so haggard as if soul and body might part then and there,…

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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

The Alarm

The Alarm

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

Border States

Border States

The loyalty of the Border States were a pressing concern for both the Confederate and Union governments in 1861:

Abraham Lincoln and Wisconsin

Abraham Lincoln and Wisconsin

In mid-August 1859, Abraham Lincoln was invited to speak to the Wisconsin Agricultural Society.

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