CATEGORY: Abraham Lincoln
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

The Two Mothers Who Molded Lincoln
May 9, 2014

As Mother’s Day approaches, find out more about the biological mother and stepmother who set Abraham Lincoln on the pathway to the presidency. Read More

Abraham Lincoln and the “Mother of Thanksgiving”
October 3, 2013

On the 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s Thanksgiving Proclamation, get the full story behind one of America’s favorite holidays. Read More

Lincoln Spotted Among Throngs in Rare Gettysburg Photo
September 26, 2013

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. Read More