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Peace does not appear so distant as it did. I hope it will come soon, and come to stay; and so come as to be worth the keeping in all future time.”– Letter to James Conkling, August 26, 1863

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Bridge Abutments

“I once knew a good, sound churchman, whom we’ll call Brown who was on a committee to erect a bridge over a dangerous and rapid river. Architect after architect failed, and at last Brown said he had a friend named Jones who had built several bridges…

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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 Commander-in-Chief conciliating the soldier's votes on the battlefield

The Commander-in-Chief conciliating the soldier’s votes on the battlefield

A bitterly anti-Lincoln cartoon, based on slanderous newspaper reports of the President’s callous disregard of the misery of Union troops at the front.

Dogberrys Last Charge

Dogberrys Last Charge

This cartoon is a play on Shakespeare.

Honest Old Abe and the Little Boy in Search of His Mother A Sensation Story

Honest Old Abe and the Little Boy in Search of His Mother A Sensation Story

In this cartoon a tall Lincoln leans over, a short, pudgy Douglas.

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"The self-tutored lawyer from Illinois could not understand those 'don't care' politicians, such as Senator Stephen A. Douglas, who pretended indifference to involuntary servitude."

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