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I happen temporarily to occupy this big White House. I am a living witness that any one of your children may look to come here as my father’s child has.”– Speech to One Hundred Sixty-sixth Ohio Regiment, August 22, 1864

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Doctor and his Practice

Lincoln was much amused at this story, which he used to tell: In 1858 he had an appointment in Cumberland county, and after he had spoken, a Dr. Hamburgher (a bitter Democrat) impudently jumped up and said he would reply. So Lincoln took a seat…

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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 and Horace Greeley

Abraham Lincoln and Journalists

The relationship between Horace Greeley and Abraham Lincoln was problematic:

The Last Rail Split by Honest Old Abe

The Last Rail Split by Honest Old Abe

The rail which Abraham Lincoln is splitting with a wedge is identified as the Democratic Party…

Kansas Nebraska and the Senate

Kansas Nebraska and the Senate

Mr. Lincoln’s friends had their own political pasts and their ambitions and those pasts were often in conflict.

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