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Category: Abraham Lincoln
In the waning days of the Civil War, the three main architects of the Union victory convened for the first and only time.
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.
On Lincoln’s Birthday, look back at some of the bizarre alternate designs, including an Egyptian pyramid, proposed for the Lincoln Memorial.
Look back 150 years ago when Congress approved the 13th Amendment, which officially abolished slavery in the United States.
By winning re-election in 1864 against his former top general, Abraham Lincoln dashed any hopes of a negotiated peace with the Confederacy.
Find out more about the speech that resuscitated Abraham Lincoln’s political career and launched him towards the presidency, 160 years ago today.
At the Battle of Fort Stevens 150 years ago, Abraham Lincoln came within feet of being shot by a Confederate sniper.
As Mother’s Day approaches, find out more about the biological mother and stepmother who set Abraham Lincoln on the pathway to the presidency.
On the 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s Thanksgiving Proclamation, get the full story behind one of America’s favorite holidays.
A former Disney animator and self-proclaimed Abraham Lincoln nut appears to have identified the 16th president in one of the only known photographs of the Gettysburg dedication ceremony.
An Arizona chemist has solved a historical mystery by determining the color of the railroad car that transported Abraham Lincoln’s body almost 150 years ago.
As the speech’s 150th anniversary approaches, here’s a look at eight surprising facts about the Gettysburg Address.
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