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I planted myself upon the truth, and the truth only, so, as far I knew it, or could be brought to know it.”- Speech at Springfield, July 17, 1858

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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

August Belmont (1816-1890)

August Belmont (1816-1890)

The group of New York Democrats with whom August Belmont was associated was called the “Silk Stockings.”

Historian's Comments on the Cooper Union Speech

Historian’s Comments on the Cooper Union Speech

Historian’s Comments on the Cooper Union Speech…

Pre-Inaugural Visit to New York - Albany

Pre-Inaugural Visit to New York – Albany, February 18, 1861

Cannon boomed as the pre-presidential entourage approached Albany.

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