Category Archives: Lincoln

Lincoln Develops a More Modern Command System – Part 2: Frustration to Breakthrough

Emerging Civil War welcomes back JoAnna M. McDonald (This piece follows the introductory reminder of wars and republics and Part 1: Growing Pains) Thus far, in the first fourteen months, President Abraham Lincoln’s command systems had failed to generate success … Continue reading

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Lincoln Develops a More Modern Command System, Part 1: Growing Pains

Emerging Civil War welcomes back JoAnna M. McDonald (This piece follows the introductory reminder of wars and republics.) When you think of the Northern effort in winning the war, you probably picture Congress passing legislation that generated huge numbers of … Continue reading

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Did Frederick Douglass Influence “The Blind Memorandum”?

The timing. The national circumstances. The reports of what two great men discussed. It raises the question: did Frederick Douglass influence Abraham Lincoln’ decision to draft the document referred to as “The Blind Memorandum”? On August 23, 1864 – one … Continue reading

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For Mother’s Day: “If All That Has Been Said”

President Lincoln made some remarks at the Patent Office Fair in Washington City, an event had been organized to raise funds for the Union war effort and support the work of the U.S. Christian Commission. Mrs. Lincoln and Robert also … Continue reading

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The Lincoln Tragedy In Artwork

On the evening of April 14, 1865, President and Mrs. Lincoln when to Ford’s Theater to see a comedy entitled Our American Cousin. At the theater, John Wilkes Booth slipped into the presidential box, fired a small pistol, then leaped … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: In Lincoln’s Footsteps at Point of Rocks

On March 27, 1865, President Lincoln made a trip to Point of Rocks, on the Appomattox River. The day trip, which was just part of his visit to the war lines, may have started out as a compassionate mission to … Continue reading

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Mr. Lincoln: Though The Eyes of Gustav Koerner

Two hundred and ten years ago. Ten score and ten years ago. That’s when Abraham Lincoln was born in a tiny, chilly cabin near Hodgenville, Kentucky. February 12, 1809. At that time, none could have imagined what he would accomplish his … Continue reading

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Eating Like a President: Lincoln’s Gingerbread

Molasses is derived from cane sugar, a common product of the southern states before the war. To make molasses, sugar cane is harvested and stripped of leaves. Its juice is extracted, usually by cutting, crushing, or mashing. The juice is … Continue reading

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When a President Dies

The public honors given to the 41stPresident of the United States, George H. W. Bush, brought clearly into focus the respect our country owes the office of the Presidency. However, many parts of President Bush’s obsequies were presented on television … Continue reading

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Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address: 155 Years

It’s November 19, 2018 – one hundred fifty-five years since the dedication of the Soldiers’ National Cemetery in Gettysburg. Just over a century and a half since Abraham Lincoln delivered his short and unforgettable address that has become such a … Continue reading

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