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If a man says he knows a thing, then he must show how he knows it.”- Debate at Ottawa, Illinois, August 21, 1858

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Fredericksburg

I [John Cochrane] recall the forcible illustration with which President Lincoln characterized the fatal facility of the Rapahannock transit, when I subsequently described to him the particulars: [of the defeat at Fredericksbrug]…

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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

George B. McClellan (1826-1885)

George B. McClellan (1826-1885)

“McClellan’s engaging personality, moreover, was not without its wonted effect, for it stirred the great heart in the White House to a feeling of friendliness quite apart from mere official support.”

Lincoln in Depth: Thirteenth Amendment

Lincoln in Depth: Thirteenth Amendment

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Ira Harris (1802-1875)

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New York Senator Ira Harris was among President Lincoln’s “most frequent evening visitors,” wrote Lincoln biographer Benjamin Thomas.  His frequent presence made him privy to the President’s patronage so much so that the President once claimed that he looked underneath his bed each night to check if Senator Harris was there, seeking another patronage favor…

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