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In the untimely loss of your noble son, our affliction here, is scarcely less than your own. So much of promised usefulness to one’s country, and of bright hopes for one’s self and friends, have rarely been so suddenly dashed, as in his fall.”– Letter to Ephraim D. and Phoebe Ellsworth May 25, 1861

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The Cabinet

Story told to whole cabinet after Simon Cameron’s resignation: “Gentlemen, your request for a change of the whole Cabinet because I have made one change, reminds me of a story I once heard in Illinois of…

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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

Abraham Lincolns Contemporaries: Edwin Stanton

Abraham Lincolns Contemporaries: Edwin Stanton

War Department official Aide Charles Dana wrote that Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton was impulsive, warm-blooded, very quick in execution…

The Chicago Ministers

The Chicago Ministers

There is not one of you who would not see the country ruined, if you could turn out Seward.

Illinois Patronage

llinois Patronage

Patronage caused some of the biggest problems in Mr. Lincoln’s relationships with his Illinois friends.

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