CATEGORY: Abraham Lincoln
Irish Brigade Letter Penned by Lincoln Up for Bid
March 17, 2016

A letter written by Abraham Lincoln requesting promotions for two officers of the famed Irish Brigade will be auctioned off this St. Patrick’s Day. Read More

The Birth of Lincoln Logs
February 12, 2016

Learn how the iconic children’s toy bearing the Great Emancipator’s name was born. Read More

7 Historical Figures Posthumously Diagnosed with Illnesses
February 11, 2016

From Michelangelo’s arthritis to Abraham Lincoln’s depression, learn the stories behind seven historical figures who may have suffered from undiagnosed physical ailments. Read More

What Lincoln Said in His Final Speech
April 10, 2015

As Washington celebrated the expected end to the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln delivered what would be his last public address from a White House balcony. Read More

Lincoln, Grant and Sherman Huddle Up, 150 Years Ago
March 26, 2015

In the waning days of the Civil War, the three main architects of the Union victory convened for the first and only time. Read More

Remembering Lincoln’s Second Inauguration, 150 Years Later
March 4, 2015

On March 4, 1865, with the Civil War drawing to a close, Abraham Lincoln was sworn in to a second term as U.S. president; John Wilkes Booth was in attendance. Read More

The Lincoln Memorial’s Bizarre Rejected Designs
February 12, 2015

On Lincoln’s Birthday, look back at some of the bizarre alternate designs, including an Egyptian pyramid, proposed for the Lincoln Memorial. Read More

Lincoln’s Hard-Fought Civil War Re-Election, 150 Years Ago
November 6, 2014

By winning re-election in 1864 against his former top general, Abraham Lincoln dashed any hopes of a negotiated peace with the Confederacy. Read More

Lincoln’s Peoria Speech, 160 Years Later
October 16, 2014

Find out more about the speech that resuscitated Abraham Lincoln’s political career and launched him towards the presidency, 160 years ago today. Read More

Lincoln’s Battlefield Brush with Death, 150 Years Ago
July 10, 2014

At the Battle of Fort Stevens 150 years ago, Abraham Lincoln came within feet of being shot by a Confederate sniper. Read More