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You say you will not fight to free negroes. Some of them seem willing to fight for you; but, no matter. Fight you, then exclusively to save the Union.”– Letter to James Conkling, August 26, 1863

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Fun at the Gallows

“I was designated by the Secretary of War as a sort of special escort to a company the President from Washington to Gettysburg upon the occasion of the first anniversary of the battle at that place. At the appointed time I found…

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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

Mr. Lincoln's Visits to Philadelphia

Mr. Lincoln’s Visits to Philadelphia 1865

Map of Mr. Lincoln’s funeral route through Philadelphia, April 22-24, 1865.

Military Necessity

Military Necessity

President Lincoln was clear that there were measures he could constitutionally take as the Union’s commander-in-chief that could not constitutionally be taken by Congress.

Abraham Lincoln and Michigan

Abraham Lincoln and Michigan

Abraham Lincoln gave one speech in Michigan in the presidential campaign of 1856.

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