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The better part of one’s life consists in his friendships.”- Letter to Joseph Gillespie, May 19, 1849

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Lee’s Army

Lincoln had stood with two umbrellas at an imaginary rat hole, impersonating Sam’l, the Quaker boy whose father wanted to stop the boy’s using swear words. The two umbrellas were blacksmith tongs. Sam’ls father had…

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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

The Undecided Political Prize

The Undecided Political Prize

This cartoon is a pro-Breckinridge satire on the 1860 presidential contest.

Abram Wakeman (1824-1889)

Abram Wakeman (1824-1889)

Abram Wakeman was “affable, insinuating and pleasant, though not profound not reliable…”

The Journalists

The Journalists

Newspaper editors played an in important role in politics and a particularly important role in Abraham Lincoln’s political life.

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