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I would save the Union. I would save it the shortest way under the Constitution. The sooner the national authority can be restored; the nearer the Union will be ‘the Union as it was.'”– Letter to Horace Greeley, August 22, 1862

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The Army

General Horace Porter relates how President Lincoln dealt with a delegation seeking a change in command of the Army of Tennessee…

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Abraham Lincoln in Depth

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

Good Gracious, Abraham Lincoln

Good Gracious, Abraham Lincoln

This cartoon shows Columbia reacting to Lincoln after the Election.

The old bull dog on the right track

The old bull dog on the right track

An election year cartoon measuring McClellan’s military failures against the recent successes of his successor, Ulysses S. Grant.

Abraham Lincoln's Visits to Philadelphia

Abraham Lincoln’s Visits to Philadelphia

Discover Abraham Lincoln’s visits to Philadelphia in 1848-1864, including a detailed journey of his Pre-Inaugrual Visit and his funeral route.

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