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I am greatly obliged to you, and to all who have come forward at the call of their country.”– Speech to the One Hundred Sixty-fourth Ohio Regiment, August 22, 1864

Daily Story

Lincoln Reading
Fredericksburg

I [John Cochrane] recall the forcible illustration with which President Lincoln characterized the fatal facility of the Rapahannock transit, when I subsequently described to him the particulars: [of the defeat at Fredericksbrug]…

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Abraham Lincoln in Depth

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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

New York Democrats

The true issue or

“If there is any other gang of hogs more equally divided than the Democrats of New York are at this time, I have not heard of it.”

Printing and Publicizing the Speech

Printing and Publicizing the Speech

“Greeley advanced on Lincoln the moment his speech was finished, asking him for manuscript of his address. He got it and hurried back to the office, ordering that it be run in full.”

Abraham Lincoln and Ohio

Abraham Lincoln and Ohio

1855 Abraham Lincoln went to Cincinnati to act as co-counsel for John H. Manny.

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