History Stories
CATEGORY: Abraham Lincoln
Could Compromise Have Prevented the Civil War?
October 31, 2017

It’s not as if Congress didn’t try. Read More

Which Famous Figure Had the Biggest Public Funeral?
August 31, 2017

The history of public weeping after the deaths of celebrities. Read More

History Faceoff: Who Was the Greatest President—Washington or Lincoln?
February 15, 2017

As Presidents' Day approaches, two preeminent historians join the enduring debate about whether George Washington or Abraham Lincoln was America’s greatest president. Read More

Upcoming Auction Spans 200 Years of U.S. History
May 23, 2016

The Emancipation Proclamation and the 13th Amendment, both signed by Abraham Lincoln, are the most significant among an impressive array of historic documents going up for auction this week. Read More

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

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

The Birth of Lincoln Logs
February 11, 2016

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