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Let us diligently apply the means, never doubting that a just God, in His own good time, will give us the rightful result.”– Letter to John C. 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

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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

August Belmont (1816-1890)

August Belmont (1816-1890)

The group of New York Democrats with whom August Belmont was associated was called the “Silk Stockings.”

George B. McClellan (1826-1885)

George B. McClellan (1826-1885)

“McClellan’s engaging personality, moreover, was not without its wonted effect, for it stirred the great heart in the White House to a feeling of friendliness quite apart from mere official support.”

Abraham Lincoln During the Civil War

Abraham Lincoln During the Civil War

Mr. Lincoln juggled conflicting pressures and politicians on the issue of slavery.

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