Stanton Credits the Reaper After the end of The Civil War, Abraham Lincoln’s Secretary of War Edwin Stanton credits the McCormick Reaper with the North’s victory and keeping the nation intact. “By taking the place of
Pictures of Abraham Lincoln and His Family
Thomas Lincoln in military uniform. There are several different photos of Tad in military uniform. This is not the one with him in a Zoauve uniform.
William Wallace "Willie" Lincoln (December 21, 1850 – February 20, 1862) was the third son of Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd Lincoln. He died at the age of 11, most likely caused by Typhoid Fever. Both parents were deeply affected. His father did not return to work for three weeks. Willie's younger brother, Tad, cried for nearly a month because he and Willie were very close. Lincoln generated no official correspondence for four days. Mary was so distraught that Lincoln feared for her sanity.
Sarah Bush Johnston became Lincoln's stepmother in 1819, a year after his biological mother died of milk sickness.
John Wilkes Booth’s brother saved Abraham Lincoln’s son’s life shortly before Lincoln was assassinated. As a rule, these types of historical anecdotes, that seem a little “too perfect”, are almost never true. This, however, is one of the rare exceptions to that rule and it was no less than Robert Todd Lincoln himself who, in a letter to the editor of Century Magazine, Richard Gilder in 1909, recounted the story of how Edwin Booth had saved his life. The exact date of the event isn’t…
Hannibal Hamlin was Abraham Lincoln's 1st Vice President and served from 1860-1864. He was replaced in Lincoln's 2nd term by Andrew Johnson who had performed well managing war torn Tennessee. Hamlin is the only sitting Vice President in US History to serve on active military duty. Knowing that he would be leaving office soon, in the summer of 1864, he returned to his home state of Maine, where he had enlisted as a private, and served as an enlisted man protecting the coast.
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Seated pose of Abraham Lincoln holding Emancipation Proclamation papers. Photographed by Alexander Gardner. (c1863).
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Abraham Lincoln's Face On Mount Rushmore...still considered one of the greatest presidents ever!