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I would like to speak in terms of praise due to the many brave officers and soldiers who have fought in the cause of the war.”- Response to a Serenade , July 7, 1863

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Horse to Resurrection

On one occasion when Mr. Lincoln was going to attend a political convention one of his rivals, a liveryman, provided him with a slow horse, hoping that he would not reach his destination in time. Mr. Lincoln got there, however, and when he…

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Abraham Lincoln in Depth

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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

Contrabands & Freedmen

Contrabands & Freedmen

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

Honest Abe taking them on the half shell

Honest Abe taking them on the half shell

This cartoon is a pro-Lincoln satire.

Our Martyred President

Our Martyred President

This bittersweet double-page cartoon by Thomas Nast mourns the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln…

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