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Category: Abraham Lincoln

Emancipation Proclamation Auction

Emancipation Proclamation Copy Signed by Lincoln for Sale

Bidders can take home a rare piece of history on Tuesday when a copy of the Emancipation Proclamation signed by Abraham Lincoln goes up for auction.

Pennies

10 Things You Didn’t Know About the Penny

As Canada eliminates its pennies from circulation, explore surprising facts about the one-cent coin.

Mary Todd Lincoln

Mary Todd Lincoln Portrait Revealed as Hoax

Just in time for the 203rd anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birthday on February 12, news broke of a hoax involving a well-known portrait of his wife, Mary Todd Lincoln.

Mary Surratt

Who Was Mary Surratt?

Who was Mary Surratt, an alleged collaborator in the plot to kill Abraham Lincoln and the inspiration behind the new movie “The Conspirator”?

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Lincoln Documents Accompanied Donner Party on Its Grim Journey

Researchers have uncovered an unlikely connection between a young Abraham Lincoln and the ill-fated Donner Party.