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The power of hope upon human exertion, and happiness, is wonderful.”– Fragment on Free Labor, circa September 17, 1859

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Passing Hello

[Albert C. Chandler recalls Al’s visits to the telegraph office during wartime:] It had so happened for several days that Major [Thomas] Eckert had been out whenever the President came into the office. Coming in one day and finding the Major counting…

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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

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.”

Contrabands & Freedmen

Contrabands & Freedmen

The status of blacks who escaped servitude was not obvious or clear at the beginning of the Civil War.

Abe, The Giant Killer

Abe, The Giant Killer

This cartoon shows a two-headed giant emerging from an opening in the ground :

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