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Abraham Lincoln and Sarah Josepha Hale. how the author of "Mary Had a lIttle Lamb" became instrumental in establishing Thanksgiving as an official holiday.

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On a hot summer day in August 1864, Abraham Lincoln strolled from his Second-Floor office to the lawn outside the Executive Mansion to greet a regiment of Ohio soldiers en route home after surviving some of the bloodiest fighting of the Civil War. Thanking the men profusely for their bravery and sacrifice, Lincoln implored the veterans to remember that the nation remained "an inestimable jewel" well "worth fighting for," not just for their own generation, but to guarantee "equal privileges"…

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On a hot summer day in August Abraham Lincoln strolled from his Second-Floor office to the lawn outside the Executive Mansion to greet a regiment of Ohio soldiers en route.

YOUNG ABE LINCOLN GAVE A SPEECH IN KALAMAZOO'S BRONSON PARK WHEN HE WAS SEEKING HIS FIRST TERM AS PRESIDENT.

A collection of photographs of President Abraham Lincoln. Abe Lincoln as a young man, lawyer, and president. Included in the pictures are a bust and the Lincoln memorial.

*MARY TODD LINCOLN's ~ unusual behavior suggests that she suffered from a myriad of aliments including depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, paranoia, migraine headaches and diabetes. Some of her problems may also have stemmed from an 1863 accident in which she was thrown from her carriage and knocked unconscious. Whether inborn or acquired, her general condition was exacerbated by the tragic, sudden deaths of her young son and husband.

A young Mary Todd Lincoln - She loved to argue politics and cook, a great combination then. I have a recipe called "Mary Todd Pecan Cake", It has 6 eggs - lots of sugar and pecans - sure is good, was my Dad's birthday favorite.

Seated pose of Abraham Lincoln holding Emancipation Proclamation papers. Photographed by Alexander Gardner. (c1863).

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Seated pose of Republican President Abraham Lincoln holding Emancipation Proclamation papers. Photographed by Alexander Gardner.

Abraham Lincoln's grandchildren-Jessie Harlan Lincoln (right), Abraham II (top) and Mary (left)

Abraham Lincoln II (top), with his sisters Mary "Mamie" Lincoln (left) and Jessie Harlan Lincoln (right). Abraham Lincoln's grandchildren by his only surviving child, Robert Todd Lincoln.

4/26/1865 - John Wilkes Booth is killed when Union soldiers track him down to a Virginia farm 12 days after he assassinated President Abraham Lincoln.  26 yr old Booth was one of the most famous actors in the country when he shot Lincoln during a performance at Ford's Theater in Washington, D.C., on the night of April 14. Booth was a Maryland native and a strong supporter of the Confederacy. As the war entered its final stages, Booth hatched a conspiracy to kidnap the president.

Abraham Lincoln's son was saved by his assassin John Wilkes Booth's brother Edwin Booth in a train incident shortly before Lincoln was assassinated. See Century Magazine Letter to Editor 1909 from Robert Todd Lincoln recounting the incident.

Abraham Lincoln assassination timeline

The Night Abraham Lincoln Was Assassinated

Abraham Lincoln.

Abraham Lincoln.

Abraham Lincoln - On the evening before the Gettysburg Address, Lincoln was serenaded by a crowd.  Lincoln came down from his room to thank them.  He stated he would not be making any remarks as, "I have no speech to make.  In my position it is somewhat important that I should not say any foolish things."  A member of the crowd chimed in, " If you can help it."  Lincoln's swift response delighted the crowd, "It very often happens that the only way to help it is to say nothing at all."

"If I were as I have been most of my life, I might perhaps talk amusing to you for half an hour, but as president, every word is so closely noted that I must avoid any 'trivial' remarks

Lincoln at his museum in Springfield, IL

Lincoln at his museum in Springfield, IL

Abraham Lincoln, the first Republican president. The Republican Party was founded to stop slavery.

While Lincoln isn't technically a founding father, he did provide a moral compass that changed the face of America. Abraham Lincoln, the first Republican president. The Republican Party was founded to stop slavery.

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