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Civil War 2: Gettysburg Remembrance Parade Faces ‘Credible and Violent’ Threat Saturday

A parade to commemorate the 154th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address consecrating the pivotal Civil War battlefield on November 19, 1863 will go forward Saturday under heavy police and FBI protection following...Show More Summary

Watch This Massive U.S. Aircraft Carrier Turn on a Dime

Task and Purpose, Jared Keller Security, Asia Who says that big ships can't have finesse?  The USS Abraham Lincoln is objectively not the most nimble vehicle in the Pentagon’s arsenal. At 1,092 feet long, 252 feet wide and nearly 1,000...Show More Summary

How Abraham Lincoln’s Work Habits Keep Doris Kearns Goodwin On Track

The historian and political commentator shares the productivity secrets of former U.S. presidents—plus a few of her own. Every morning I go downstairs to this room we call the “reading room.” There’s a couch—and a fireplace in the wintertime—and I sit with a blanket and my laptop perched on a pillow. Show More Summary

Abraham Lincoln Letter About Slavery Could Fetch $700,000 at Auction

3 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

Lincoln wrote the letter in 1858 while preparing for the famous Lincoln-Douglas debates.

Veterans Day Parade 2017

“Honor to the soldier and sailor everywhere, who bravely bears his country’s cause. Honor, also, to the citizen who cares for his brother in the field and serves, as he best can, the same cause.” – Abraham Lincoln The 7th Annual Veterans Day Parade on Saturday, November 11, 2017 along Capitol Mall. The parade not […]

Assassin's End in Port Royal, Virginia

On the evening of April 14 th, 1865, famed actor and Confederate sympathizer John Wilkes Booth assassinated President Abraham Lincoln as he watched a play at Ford's Theater in Washington, D.C. After fleeing pursuit by the Union ArmyShow More Summary

When You Die, You'll Probably Be Embalmed. Thank Abraham Lincoln For That

The president was an "early adopter" of embalming technology, helping to bring the modern death industry to the mainstream

Abraham Lincoln vs. John Kelly: From the Cooper Union Speech: Hoisted from the Archives

David Glasner reaches back into our history: [General Kelly v. Abraham Lincoln](https://uneasymoney.com/2017/10/31/john-kelly-v-abraham-lincoln/): Abraham Lincoln: >And now, if they would listen – as I suppose they will not – I would address a few words to the Southern people.... Show More Summary

Correction: Lincoln Portraits-Illinois Courthouses story

In a story Oct. 30 about portraits of Abraham Lincoln being given to Illinois courthouses, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the Jerome Mirza Foundation is paying for all the … Click to Continue »

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 162

No regular grave will do for Halloween. Thus, this is the tomb of Abraham Lincoln. There is no reason to go over Lincoln’s biography. Just a few general points and then everyone can go for it. 1) I really hate Mt. Rushmore. I hate it for a lot of reasons, but among them is how […]

Dr. Samuel Loomis Meets Abraham Lincoln

I am a huge fan of John Carpenter’s Halloween series. It has become a sort of tradition for me every October to watch each film multiple times leading up to […]

Fascinating Colorized Photos of Men Involved in Abraham Lincoln Assassination Emerge

These fascinating colorized photos bring to life the men who assassinated Abraham Lincoln. The striking images, featured in new book ‘Retrographic: History in Living Colour,’ by author Michael Carroll, show three of the co-conspirators...Show More Summary

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I HAVE NO WORDS: University of Wisconsin-Madison Students Protest Abraham Lincoln Statue Because ‘He Owned Slaves’. Maybe “higher education” means you have to be really, really high.

The Photographer Who Claimed to Capture Abraham Lincoln’s Ghost

Dan Piepenbring on the first spirit photographer, William Mumler, whose rise and fall Peter Manseau chronicles in his new book, “The Apparitionists.”

What Obligation Does a Politician Have to Immolate Himself?

Jeff Flake’s experience raises the question.  My guide to questions of statesmanship is Abraham Lincoln, who was anti-immolation, although that doesn’t mean that he was unwilling to take risks or make stands on principle. When he became a Whig as a young man, he was pretty much joining the losing side in Illinois politics. Show More Summary

Abraham Lincoln Becomes Slave Owner

Abraham Lincoln stands too tall in American history not to be denounced as a thought criminal. As mentioned earlier, moonbats at University of Wisconsin–Madison have demanded that his statue be

LEFTISTS ARE STUPID: University of Wisconsin-Madison Students Protest Abraham Lincoln Statue Becaus…

LEFTISTS ARE STUPID: University of Wisconsin-Madison Students Protest Abraham Lincoln Statue Because ‘He Owned Slaves.’

Haunting Portraits of the Lincoln Assassination Conspirators, 1865

On the evening of April 14, 1865, while attending a special performance of the comedy, "Our American Cousin," President Abraham Lincoln was shot. Accompanying him at Ford's Theater that night were his wife, Mary Todd Lincoln, a twenty-eight year-old officer named Major Henry R. Show More Summary

A Freeport Question For Our Time

(John Hinderaker) A reader writes: Scott has referred to the famous “Freeport Question” posed by Abraham Lincoln to Stephen Douglas in their debates. The Freeport Question, paraphrased simply, was: as President, would you take the position...Show More Summary

'Welcoming City' resolution considered for Springfield

The Springfield City Council will consider a declaration that Abraham Lincoln's hometown is a "Welcoming City" to immigrants and refugees. Alderwoman Kristin DiCenso (dih-SEHN'-zoh) is sponsoring the proposal. The … Click to Continu...

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