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Men who, by fighting our battles, bear the chief burthen of saving our country.”– Letter to Montgomery Blair, July 24, 1863, July 24, 1863

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Lincoln Reading

Once the President alluded to this terrible dream with some show of playful humor. ‘Hill,’ said he, ‘your apprehension of harm to me from some hidden enemy is downright foolishness. For a long time you have been trying to keep somebody–the Lord…

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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

Great and astonishing trick of Old Abe, the Western juggler

Great and astonishing trick of Old Abe, the Western juggler

President Lincoln is portrayed as a circus magician attempting to swallow the sword of war.

Black Soldiers

Black Soldiers

In almost every town of any size there were large numbers of Negroes who sought service in the Union army; failing to be enlisted they bided their time and did whatever they could to assist.

Domestic Reaction

Domestic Reaction

Bells rang out their joyous peals over all New England and over New York, over the mountains of Pennsylvania, across the prairies of the West, even to the infant settlements skirting the base of the Rocky Mountains.

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