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Peace does not appear so distant as it did. I hope it will come soon, and come to stay; and so come as to be worth the keeping in all future time.”- Letter to James Conkling,August 26, 1863

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The Cabinet

[In conversation, Ward Hill Lamon said:] “Some of our friends are opposed to an accommodation because the South began the trouble and was entirely responsible for the consequences, be they what they may.’ ‘This,’…

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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

Edwin D. Morgan (1811-1883)

Edwin D. Morgan (1811-1883)

Edwin D. Morgan was “a courageous and high-minded New York merchant who served with distinction in the legislature and as state and national party chairman…

Emancipation Proclamation

Emancipation Proclamation

Unlike many abolitionists, President Lincoln understood he couldn’t eliminate slavery without first saving the union.



Support for foreign colonization of freed slaves had a long history in the United States with advocates among both whites and blacks:

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