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You are ambitious, which, within reasonable bounds, does good rather than harm.”– Letter to Joseph Hooker, January 26, 1863

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The Cabinet

“During summer 1862 a delegation complained about the conduct of the war in the West:] He rose from his chair and said, ‘Judge List, this reminds me of an anecdote which I heard a son of yours tell in Burlington…

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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

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.

Running the machine

Running the “machine”

A scathing attack on the ineptness and military ineffectualness of the Lincoln administration.

John Hay (1838-1905)

John Hay (1838-1905)

Assistant Private Secretary to Abraham Lincoln, who co-authored 10-volume “Abraham Lincoln: A History.”

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