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With us every soldier is a man of character, and must be treated with more consideration than is customary in Europe.”– Letter to Count Gasparin, August 4, 1862

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The Cabinet

“You know how that Illinois farmer managed the big log that lay in the middle of his field? To the inquiries of his neighbors one Sunday he announced that he had got rid of the big log. “Got rid of it!” said…

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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

Abraham Lincoln's White House

Abraham Lincoln’s White House

View the layout of the White House as it existed in 1861.

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.

Members of Congress

Even before Abraham Lincoln took office as President, members of Congress loomed large in President-elect Abraham Lincolns political planning.

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"The self-tutored lawyer from Illinois could not understand those 'don't care' politicians, such as Senator Stephen A. Douglas, who pretended indifference to involuntary servitude."

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