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In your hands, my dissatisfied fellow-countrymen, and not in mine, is the momentous issue of civil war. The Government will not assail you. You can have no conflict without being yourselves the aggressors. You have no oath registered in heaven to destroy the Government, while I shall have the most solemn one to ‘preserve, protect, and defend it’.”- Lincoln’s First Inaugural Address, March 4, 1861

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“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

Abraham Lincoln and Massachusetts

Abraham Lincoln and Massachusetts

Abraham Lincolns connection to Massachusetts dated to 1637 when his English ancestor, Samuel Lincoln, settled in Hingham, Massachusetts:

Confiscation Acts

Confiscation Acts

Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885)

Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885)

Grant was a West Point graduate who reentered the Army in the Civil War and swiftly rose to command the Army of Mississippi.

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