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"President Abraham Lincoln meets with General George McClellan on the battlefield of Antietam in Maryland, 1862."

"President Abraham Lincoln meets with General George McClellan on the battlefield of Antietam in Maryland, 1862."

Beautiful portrait of President Lincoln looking relaxed and confident by Alexander Gardner (c. 1863).

Beautiful portrait of President Lincoln looking relaxed and confident by Alexander Gardner (c. 1863).

I don't think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday. ~ Abraham Lincoln

I don't think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday. ~ Abraham Lincoln

On Nov 6, 1860, Abraham Lincoln was elected president. Francis Grierson, a young boy at the time, wrote, "At last the day of election came the city woke in a sort of dream...there were rumours, impossible rumours, that the tall, gaunt Rail-Splitter from up there at Springfield, Illinois was elected." Lincoln bested Stephen Douglas in St. Louis by 9,946 to 700. ©Missouri History Museum

On Nov 6, 1860, Abraham Lincoln was elected president. Francis Grierson, a young boy at the time, wrote, "At last the day of election came the city woke in a sort of dream...there were rumours, impossible rumours, that the tall, gaunt Rail-Splitter from up there at Springfield, Illinois was elected." Lincoln bested Stephen Douglas in St. Louis by 9,946 to 700. ©Missouri History Museum

The only preserved photograph of Lincoln in death. Taken  24 April 1865, by Jeremiah Gurney, Jr., City Hall, Manhattan, NY.

The only preserved photograph of Lincoln in death. Taken 24 April 1865, by Jeremiah Gurney, Jr., City Hall, Manhattan, NY.

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