This is Old Mother Lincoln

This is Old Mother Lincoln


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Title: This is Old Mother Lincoln

Year: 1863

Creator: New York Illustrated News

Description: President Lincoln is shown having tea with Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton: “This old mother Lincoln explaining to old Mother Stanton how the slaughter of our troops at Fredericksburg reminds him of an anecdote he heart out west.” In truth, Stanton generally detested President Lincoln’s story-telling and the period after the Union defeat at Fredericksburg in December 1862 was a very tough one for the Lincoln Administration.

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