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Work, work, work, is the main thing.”- Letter to John M. Brockman, September 25, 1860

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Lincoln Reading
The Cabinet

“Judge List, this reminds me of an anecdote which I heard a son of yours tell in Burlington, Iowa. He was trying to enforce upon his hearers the truth of the old adage that ‘three removes are worse than a fire.’ As…

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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

Charles A. Dana (1819-1897)

Charles A. Dana (1819-1897)

“Personally Mr. Dana was one of the most attractive and charming of men…”

John Dahlgren (1809-1870)

John Dahlgren (1809-1870)

John Dahlgren invented the Dahlgren cannon and was in charge of Washington Navy Yard before he commanded the South Atlantic Blockading Squadron.

Printing and Publicizing the Speech

Printing and Publicizing the Speech

“Greeley advanced on Lincoln the moment his speech was finished, asking him for manuscript of his address. He got it and hurried back to the office, ordering that it be run in full.”

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