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I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom.”– Letter to Lydia Bixby, November 21, 1864

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Fighting

“Gentlemen, when I was a young man I used to know very well one Joe Wilson, who built himself a log-cabin not far from where I lived. Joe was very fond of eggs and chickens, and he took a good deal of pains in fitting up a poultry bed. Having…

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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

Funeral Train Route

Funeral Train Route

View the extensive tour Abraham Lincoln’s body made upon his death to enable people to say farewell.

Black Draught

Black Draught

The political prescriptions of the Republican presidential ticket on slavery are presented as deadly for the nation.

Uncle Sam protecting his property against the encroachments of his cousin John

Uncle Sam protecting his property against the encroachments of his cousin John

This cartoon represents northern fears of European intervention in the Civil War on behalf of the South.

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