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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

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Doing the Job; Complaints

[Quoting General James B. Fry about complaints respecting the draft sent by a Northern governor:] They did not disturb Mr. Lincoln in the least. In fact, they rather amused him. After reading all the papers, he said in a cheerful and…

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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

Physical Courage

Physical Courage

Mr. Lincoln was “as brave a man as ever lived,” said longtime friend William Greene.

Illinois Legislature

Illinois Legislature

“The agitation of the slavery question was just beginning to create uneasiness among slaveholders and politicians”:

Speech at Chicago, July 10, 1858

Speech at Chicago, July 10, 1858

I leave you, hoping that the lamp of liberty will burn in your bosoms until there shall no longer be a doubt that all men are created free and equal.

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