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Whenever I hear any one arguing for slavery I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.”- Speech to One Hundred Fortieth Indiana Regiment, March 17, 1865

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Mother Hen and Fox

He “told how a mother hen tried to raise a brood of chicks, but was much disturbed over the conduct of a sly old fox who ate several youngsters while still professing to be an honest fox; so the anxious mother had a serious talk with the old…

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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

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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

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.

How free ballot is protected!

How free ballot is protected!

This artist charges the Republicans with electoral corruption and extremism.

Galesburg, Knox College, October 7 1858

Galesburg, Knox College, October 7 1858

Twenty thousand people and more sat and stood hearing Lincoln and Douglas speak while a raw northwest wind tore flags and banners to rags.

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