Lincoln, Abraham

Abraham Lincoln, November 8, 1863, detail

Abraham Lincoln was a southerner who led the North during the Civil War. Born on February 12, 1809, the same day as scientist Charles Darwin, Lincoln began his life on a farm in Kentucky before moving as a young child to Indiana and eventually to Illinois. He settled in Springfield, married Mary Todd, and raised four boys (two of whom died before he did). Lincoln was six-feet, four inches tall and weighed about 180 pounds. He was well respected as a politician and attorney and well-liked for his story-telling abilities. Lincoln served one term in Congress where he gained notice for opposing the Mexican War but otherwise had no experience in Washington before becoming president. During the 1850s, Lincoln helped organize the Republican Party in Illinois and distinguished himself as an anti-slavery orator, especially during the famous Lincoln-Douglas Debates of 1858. Two years later, Lincoln and Stephen Douglas faced each other again, this time as part of the dramatic four-way presidential contest of 1860. Lincoln won an electoral majority and seven Deep South states seceded. President Lincoln refused to bend and war erupted at Fort Sumter in April 1861. As a wartime leader, Lincoln has been widely revered for his actions to save the nation, free the slaves and for his astounding ability to communicate the values of democratic self-government in simple, elegant phrases. He won reelection in 1864 but was shot and killed by actor John Wilkes Booth in mid-April 1865, just over one month into his second term. (By Matthew Pinsker)

Life span
02/12/1809—04/15/1865
Dickinson Connection:
James Buchanan (Class of 1809) preceded Lincoln as president. Chief Justice Roger B. Taney (Class of 1795) swore him into office in 1861 and bitterly opposed him until Taney's death in 1864.

Life Summary

Full name
  Abraham Lincoln
Place of Birth
Birth Date Certainty
  Exact
Death Date Certainty
  Exact
Gender
  Male
Race
  White
Sectional choice
  North
Origins
  Slave State
No. of Spouses
  1
No. of Children
  4
Family
 
Thomas Lincoln (father), Nancy Hanks (mother), Sarah Bush Johnston (step-mother), Mary Ann Todd (wife), Robert Todd Lincoln (son, 1843-1926), Edward "Eddie" Baker Lincoln (son, 1846-1850), William Wallace "Willie" Lincoln (son, 1850-1862), Thomas "Tad" Lincoln (son, 1853-1871)
Occupation
  Politician
  Attorney or Judge
Relation to Slavery
  White non-slaveholder
Political Parties
  Whig
  Republican
Government
  President
  Jackson Administration (1829-37)
  Lincoln Administration (1861-65)
  US House of Representatives
  State legislature
  Local government
Military
  US military (Pre-Civil War)

Census Snapshot

Household Size in 1860
  6
Children in 1860
  3
Occupation in 1860
  Lawyer
Residence in 1860
Wealth in 1860
  17000
Marital status in 1860
  Married

Note Cards

Events

Documents

Author
 
Date Title
01/01/1824—01/01/1826 Abraham Lincoln, Copybook Verses, 1824-1826
03/09/1832 Campaign Statement, Abraham Lincoln, New Salem, Illinois, March 9, 1832
01/11/1837 Abraham Lincoln, Speech in the Illinois Legislature Concerning the State Bank, January 11, 1837
03/03/1837 Abraham Lincoln, Protest on Slavery to the Illinois Statehouse, March 3, 1837
08/16/1837 Abraham Lincoln to Mary S. Owens, August 16, 1837
01/27/1838 Abraham Lincoln, Address Before the Young Men's Lyceum, Springfield, Illinois, January 27, 1838
04/01/1838 Abraham Lincoln to Eliza Caldwell Browning, April 1, 1838
08/01/1840 Abraham Lincoln, Plan of Political Campaign, [August] 1840
01/01/1841 Abraham Lincoln to Andrew McCormick, January 1, 1841
01/23/1841 Abraham Lincoln to John Stuart, January 23, 1841
09/27/1841 Abraham Lincoln to Mary Speed, September 27, 1841
02/22/1842 Abraham Lincoln, Address to Washington Temperance Society, February 22, 1842
02/25/1842 Abraham Lincoln to Joshua Speed, February 25, 1842
02/25/1842 Abraham Lincoln to Joshua Speed, February 25, 1842 (Second Letter of the Day)
07/04/1842 Abraham Lincoln to Joshua Speed, July 4, 1842
10/05/1842 Abraham Lincoln to Joshua Speed, October 5, 1842
03/04/1843 Abraham Lincoln, Campaign Circular from Whig Committee, March 4, 1843
10/03/1845 Abraham Lincoln to Williamson Durley, Springfield, Illinois, October 3, 1845
04/18/1846 Abraham Lincoln to Andrew Johnston with Poem, April 18, 1846
07/31/1846 Abraham Lincoln to the Voters of the Illinois Seventh Congressional District, July 31, 1846
07/06/1847 Abraham Lincoln, Speech to Northwestern River and Harbor Convention, Chicago, Illinois, July 6, 1847
01/12/1848 Abraham Lincoln, Speech in United States House of Representatives: The War with Mexico, January 12, 1848
04/16/1848 Abraham Lincoln to Mary Todd Lincoln, Washington, DC, April 16, 1848
06/12/1848 Abraham Lincoln to William Herndon, June 12, 1848
07/10/1848 Abraham Lincoln to William Herndon, Washington, DC, July 10, 1848
09/03/1848 Abraham Lincoln to Thaddeus Stevens, September 3, 1848
09/25/1848 Abraham Lincoln, Fragment on Niagara Falls, circa September 25-30, 1848
12/24/1848 Abraham Lincoln to John D. Johnston, December 24, 1848
03/10/1849 Abraham Lincoln, Application for Patent on an Improved Method of Lifting Vessels over Shoals, March 10, 1849
06/03/1849 Abraham Lincoln to J. R. Underwood, June 3, 1849
07/28/1849 Abraham Lincoln to John M. Clayton, July 28, 1849
07/01/1850 Abraham Lincoln, Notes for a Law Lecture, circa 1850
01/12/1851 Abraham Lincoln to John D. Johnston, Springfield, Illinois, January 12, 1851
07/06/1852 Abraham Lincoln, Eulogy on Henry Clay, July 6, 1852
07/01/1854 Abraham Lincoln, Fragment on Government, circa July 1, 1854
08/18/1854 Abraham Lincoln to Richard Yates, Springfield, Illinois, August 18, 1854
09/08/1854 Abraham Lincoln to Richard Oglesby, September 8, 1854
10/16/1854 Abraham Lincoln, Speech at Peoria, Illinois, October 16, 1854
11/10/1854 Abraham Lincoln to J. Young Scammon, November 10, 1854
11/27/1854 Abraham Lincoln to Ichabod Codding, November 27, 1854
02/09/1855 Abraham Lincoln to Elihu Benjamin Washburne, February 9, 1855
02/16/1855 Abraham Lincoln to Jesse Olds Norton, February 16 1855
06/07/1855 Abraham Lincoln to Henry Clay Whitney, June 7, 1855
08/11/1855 Abraham Lincoln to Owen Lovejoy, August 11,1855
08/24/1855 Abraham Lincoln to Joshua Fry Speed, August 24, 1855
06/07/1856 Abraham Lincoln to Lyman Trumbull, June 7, 1856
06/10/1856 Abraham Lincoln's Speech at Springfield, Illinois, June 10, 1856
09/08/1856 Abraham Lincoln, Form Letter to Fillmore men, September 8, 1856
12/01/1856 Abraham Lincoln, Fragment on Stephen Douglas, December 1, 1856
12/10/1856 Abraham Lincoln, Speech at a Republican Banquet, Chicago, Illinois, December 10, 1856
02/28/1857 Lincoln's Notes for Speech at Chicago, February 28, 1857
05/09/1857 Abraham Lincoln to Charles D. Gilfillan, May 9, 1857
08/05/1857 Abraham Lincoln to B. Clarke Lundy, August 5, 1857
08/17/1857 Abraham Lincoln to James W. Grimes, August 17, 1857
09/13/1857 Abraham Lincoln to Jesse K. Dubois, September 13, 1857
09/30/1857 Abraham Lincoln to Richard Yates, September 30, 1857
12/18/1857 Abraham Lincoln to Lyman Trumbull, December 18, 1857
12/28/1857 Abraham Lincoln to Lyman Trumbull, December 28, 1857
04/06/1858 Abraham Lincoln, First Lecture on Discoveries and Inventions, April 6, 1858
04/23/1858 Abraham Lincoln to Thomas A. Marshall, April 23, 1858
06/16/1858 Abraham Lincoln, "A House Divided'': Speech, Springfield, Illinois, June 16, 1858
06/23/1858 Abraham Lincoln to John L. Scripps, June 23, 1858
06/25/1858 Abraham Lincoln to Joseph Medill, June 25, 1858
06/27/1858 Abraham Lincoln to Charles H. Ray, June 27, 1858
07/24/1858 Abraham Lincoln to Stephen Douglas, July 24, 1858
07/29/1858 Abraham Lincoln to Stephen Douglas, July 29, 1858
08/01/1858 Abraham Lincoln, Definition of Democracy, circa August 1, 1858
08/21/1858 Abraham Lincoln, First Debate with Stephen Douglas, Ottawa, Illinois, August 21, 1858
08/22/1858 Abraham Lincoln to Joseph O. Cunningham, August 22, 1858
08/27/1858 Abraham Lincoln, Second Debate with Stephen Douglas, Freeport, Illinois, August 27, 1858
09/15/1858 Abraham Lincoln, Third Debate with Stephen Douglas, Jonesboro, Illinois, September 15, 1858
09/16/1858 Abraham Lincoln to Elihu B. Washburne, September 16, 1858
09/16/1858 Abraham Lincoln to Martin P. Sweet, September 16, 1858
09/18/1858 Abraham Lincoln, Fourth Debate with Stephen Douglas, Charleston, Illinois, September 18, 1858
10/07/1858 Abraham Lincoln, Fifth Debate with Stephen Douglas, Galesburg, Illinois, October 7, 1858
10/13/1858 Abraham Lincoln, Sixth Debate with Stephen Douglas, Quincy, Illinois, October 13, 1858
10/15/1858 Abraham Lincoln, Seventh and Final Debate with Stephen Douglas, Alton, Illinois, October 13, 1858
10/15/1858 Seventh Debate between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas at Alton, Illinois, October 15, 1858
10/20/1858 Abraham Lincoln to Norman Buel Judd, October 20, 1858
11/04/1858 Abraham Lincoln to John Jordan Crittenden, November 4, 1858
11/15/1858 Abraham Lincoln to Norman Buel Judd, November 15, 1858
11/16/1858 Abraham Lincoln to Norman Buel Judd, November 16, 1858
11/19/1858 Abraham Lincoln to Eleazar A. Paine, November 19, 1858
11/19/1858 Abraham Lincoln to Henry Asbury, November 19, 1858
11/20/1858 Abraham Lincoln to Charles H. Ray, November 20, 1858
12/11/1858 Abraham Lincoln to Lyman Trumbull, December 11, 1858
03/26/1859 Abraham Lincoln to William A. Ross, March 26, 1859
04/16/1859 Abraham Lincoln to Thomas J. Pickett, April 16, 1859
04/30/1859 Abraham Lincoln to Salmon Portland Chase, April 30, 1859
05/17/1859 Abraham Lincoln to Theodore Canisius, May 17, 1859
07/28/1859 Abraham Lincoln to Samuel Galloway, July 28, 1859
09/06/1859 Abraham Lincoln to Peter Zinn, September 6, 1859
09/16/1859 Abraham Lincoln, Speech at Columbus, Ohio, September 16, 1859
09/21/1859 Abraham Lincoln to Salmon Portland Chase, September 21, 1859
10/01/1859 Abraham Lincoln's Speech at Beloit, Wisconsin, October 1, 1859
10/09/1859 Abraham Lincoln to Thomas Corwin, October 9, 1859
11/01/1859 Abraham Lincoln to William E. Frazer, November 1, 1859
11/04/1859 Abraham Lincoln's Speech at Mechanicsburg, Illinois, November 4, 1859
12/20/1859 Abraham Lincoln to Jesse W. Fell, December 20, 1859
01/15/1860 Abraham Lincoln to Alonzo J. Grover, January 15, 1860
02/27/1860 Abraham Lincoln, Address at Cooper Institute, New York City, February 27, 1860
03/04/1860 Abraham Lincoln to Mary Todd Lincoln, March 4, 1860
03/17/1860 Abraham Lincoln to E. Stafford, March 17, 1860
03/24/1860 Abraham Lincoln to Samuel Galloway, March 24, 1860
05/23/1860 Abraham Lincoln to George Ashmun, May 23, 1860
05/30/1860 Abraham Lincoln to Leonard Swett, May 30, 1860
06/01/1860 Abraham Lincoln, Autobiography, circa June 1860
06/04/1860 Abraham Lincoln to George Ashmun, June 4, 1860
06/16/1860 Abraham Lincoln to Richard W. Thompson, June 18, 1860
06/19/1860 Abraham Lincoln to Samuel Galloway, June 19, 1860
07/10/1860 Abraham Lincoln to Richard W. Thompson, July 10, 1860
07/16/1860 Abraham Lincoln, Instructions for John G. Nicolay, circa July 16, 1860
07/21/1860 Abraham Lincoln to Abraham Jonas, July 21, 1860
08/30/1860 Abraham Lincoln to Alexander McClure, August 30, 1860
10/19/1860 Abraham Lincoln to Grace Bedell, October 19, 1860
10/26/1860 Abraham Lincoln to David Hunter, October 26, 1860
12/10/1860 Abraham Lincoln to Lyman Trumbull, December 10, 1860
12/11/1860 Abraham Lincoln to William Kellogg, December 11, 1860
12/15/1860 Abraham Lincoln to John A. Gilmer, December 15, 1860
12/18/1860 Abraham Lincoln to Henry J. Raymond, December 18, 1860
01/01/1861 Abraham Lincoln, Fragment on the Constitution and the Union, January 1861
01/03/1861 Abraham Lincoln to Simon Cameron, January 3, 1861
02/11/1861 Abraham Lincoln's Farewell Address at Springfield, Illinois, February 11, 1861
02/11/1861 Abraham Lincoln, Farewell Address to Springfield, Illinois, February 11, 1861
02/14/1861 Abraham Lincoln's Remarks at Rochester, Pennsylvania, February 14, 1861
02/15/1861 Abraham Lincoln's Speech at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, February 15, 1861
02/16/1861 Abraham Lincoln's Remarks at Erie, Pennsylvania, February 16, 1861
02/16/1861 Abraham Lincoln's Remarks at Westfield, New York, February 16, 1861
02/21/1861 Abraham Lincoln, Address to the New Jersey Senate, Trenton, New Jersey, February 21, 1861
02/22/1861 Abraham Lincoln's Address to the Pennsylvania General Assembly at Harrisburg, February 22, 1861
02/22/1861 Abraham Lincoln's Remarks at Lancaster, Pennsylvania, February 22, 1861
02/22/1861 Abraham Lincoln's Remarks at Leaman Place, Pennsylvania, February 22, 1861
02/22/1861 Abraham Lincoln's Reply to Andrew Curtin at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, February 22, 1861
02/22/1861 Abraham Lincoln's Speech at the Flag-raising before Independence Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, February 22, 1861
02/22/1861 Abraham Lincoln's Speech in Independence Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, February 22, 1861
03/04/1861 Abraham Lincoln, First Inaugural Address, March 4, 1861, Washington, DC
03/09/1861 Abraham Lincoln to Winfield Scott, March 9, 1861
04/01/1861 Abraham Lincoln to William Seward, April 1, 1861
04/15/1861 Abraham Lincoln, Presidential Proclamation, April 15, 1861, Washington , DC
04/19/1861 Abraham Lincoln, Proclamation of a Blockade of the South, April 19, 1861
04/25/1861 Abraham Lincoln to Winfield Scott, April 25, 1861
05/01/1861 Abraham Lincoln to Robert Anderson, May 1, 1861
05/25/1861 Abraham Lincoln to Ephraim and Phoebe Ellsworth, May 25, 1861
07/04/1861 Abraham Lincoln, Message to the Congress in Special Session, July 4, 1861
09/02/1861 Abraham Lincoln to John Frémont, September 2, 1861
09/22/1861 Abraham Lincoln to Orville Hickman Browning, September 22, 1861
11/07/1861 Abraham Lincoln to Lorenzo Thomas, November 7, 1861
12/03/1861 Abraham Lincoln, Annual Message to Congress, December 3, 1861
12/14/1861 Abraham Lincoln to Arnold Fischel, December 14, 1861
12/31/1861 Abraham Lincoln to David Hunter, December 31, 1861
01/13/1862 Abraham Lincoln to Don Carlos Buell, January 13, 1862
01/27/1862 Abraham Lincoln, General War Order No. 1, January 27, 1862
02/03/1862 Abraham Lincoln to the King of Siam, February 3, 1862
04/09/1862 Abraham Lincoln to George B. McClellan, April 9, 1862
04/10/1862 President Abraham Lincoln, Proclamation to the Nation
04/16/1862 President Abraham Lincoln, Signing statement for the Bill to Abolish Slavery in the District of Columbia
04/28/1862 Abraham Lincoln to Hannibal Hamlin, April 28, 1862
05/15/1862 Abraham Lincoln to Henry Wilson, May 15, 1862
05/19/1862 Abraham Lincoln, Proclamation Revoking General Hunter's May 9, 1862 Order of Military Emancipation, May 19, 1862
06/22/1862 Abraham Lincoln to John M. Schofield, Monday, June 22, 1863, Washington, D.C.
07/22/1862 Abraham Lincoln, Emancipation Proclamation---First Draft, Washington, DC, July 22, 1862
07/26/1862 Abraham Lincoln to Reverdy Johnson, Washington, DC, July 26, 1862
07/28/1862 Abraham Lincoln to Cuthbert Bullitt, July 28, 1862
08/04/1862 Abraham Lincoln to Agenor-Etienne de Gasparin, August 4, 1862
08/14/1862 Abraham Lincoln, Remarks on Colonization to African-American Leaders, August 14, 1862
08/22/1862 Abraham Lincoln to Horace Greeley, August 22, 1862
08/22/1862 Abraham Lincoln to Horace Greeley, Washington, DC, August 22, 1862
09/02/1862 Abraham Lincoln, Mediation on the Divine Will, circa September 2, 1862
09/13/1862 Abraham Lincoln, Reply to Emancipation Memorial Presented by Chicago Christians of All Denominations, September 13, 1862
09/22/1862 Abraham Lincoln, Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, September 22, 1862
09/28/1862 Abraham Lincoln to Hannibal Hamlin, September 28, 1862
10/13/1862 Abraham Lincoln to George Brinton McClellan, October 13, 1862
10/25/1862 Abraham Lincoln to George Brinton McClellan, October 25, 1862
11/01/1862 Abraham Lincoln to Whom It May Concern, November 1, 1862
11/10/1862 Abraham Lincoln to Carl Schurz, November 10, 1862
12/01/1862 Abraham Lincoln, Annual Message to Congress, December 1, 1862
12/06/1862 Abraham Lincoln to Henry H. Sibley, December 6, 1862
12/23/1862 Abraham Lincoln to Fanny McCullough, December 23, 1862
01/01/1863 Abraham Lincoln, Emancipation Proclamation, Washington, DC, January 1, 1863
01/14/1863 Abraham Lincoln to John Dix, January 14, 1863
01/19/1863 Abraham Lincoln to the Workingmen of Manchester, England, January 19, 1863
01/26/1863 Abraham Lincoln to Joseph Hooker, Washington, DC, January 26, 1863
03/27/1863 Abraham Lincoln, Speech to Indians, March 27, 1863
05/19/1863 Order of the President to Major-General Burnside, May 19, 1863
05/26/1863 Abraham Lincoln to Isaac Newton Arnold, May 26, 1863
06/10/1863 Abraham Lincoln to a Committee of Louisiana Planters requesting re-admission to the Union, June 10, 1863
06/10/1863 Abraham Lincoln, Telegram to Joseph Hooker, June 10, 1863
06/12/1863 Abraham Lincoln to Erastus Corning and others, June 12, 1863
06/16/1863 Abraham Lincoln to Mary Todd Lincoln, June 16, 1863
07/07/1863 Abraham Lincoln, Response to a Serenade, July 7, 1863
07/13/1863 Abraham Lincoln to Ulysses Simpson Grant, July 13, 1863
07/14/1863 Abraham Lincoln to George Gordon Meade, July 14, 1863
08/05/1863 Abraham Lincoln to Nathaniel Prentice Banks, August 5, 1863
08/07/1863 Abraham Lincoln to Horatio Seymour, August 7, 1863
08/17/1863 Abraham Lincoln to James Henry Hackett, August 17, 1863
08/26/1863 Abraham Lincoln to James C. Conkling, August 26, 1863
09/02/1863 Abraham Lincoln to Salmon Portland Chase, September 2, 1863
09/11/1863 Abraham Lincoln to Andrew Johnson, September 11, 1863
09/21/1863 Abraham Lincoln to Mary Todd Lincoln, September 21, 1863
10/03/1863 Abraham Lincoln, Proclamation of Thanksgiving, October 3, 1863
11/02/1863 Abraham Lincoln to James Henry Hackett, November 2, 1863
11/18/1863 Abraham Lincoln's Remarks to Citizens of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, November 18, 1863
11/19/1863 Gettysburg Address (Bancroft Copy), November 19, 1863
11/19/1863 Gettysburg Address (Bliss Copy), November 19, 1863
11/19/1863 Gettysburg Address (Everett Copy), November 19, 1863
11/19/1863 Gettysburg Address (Hay Draft), November 19, 1863
11/19/1863 Gettysburg Address (Nicolay Draft), November 19, 1863
12/08/1863 Abraham Lincoln, Annual Message to Congress, December 8, 1863
12/08/1863 Abraham Lincoln, Proclamation of Amnesty and Reconstruction, December 8, 1863
02/04/1864 Abraham Lincoln to Edward Everett, February 4, 1864
03/13/1864 Abraham Lincoln to Michael Hahn, March 13, 1864
04/04/1864 Abraham Lincoln to Albert G. Hodges, April 4, 1864
06/09/1864 Abraham Lincoln, Reply to Delegation from the National Union League, June 9, 1864
06/16/1864 Abraham Lincoln, Speech at Great Central Sanitary Fair, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, June 16, 1864
06/30/1864 Abraham Lincoln to Salmon P. Chase, June 30, 1864
08/22/1864 Abraham Lincoln, Speech to the 166th Ohio Regiment, Washington, D.C., August 22, 1864
08/23/1864 Abraham Lincoln, Blind memorandum, Washington, DC, August 23, 1864
11/10/1864 Abraham Lincoln, Response to a Serenade, November 10, 1864
11/21/1864 Abraham Lincoln to Mrs. Lydia Bixby, November 21, 1864
12/06/1864 Abraham Lincoln, Annual Message to Congress, December 6, 1864
12/26/1864 Abraham Lincoln to William T. Sherman, December 26, 1864
01/19/1865 Abraham Lincoln to Ulysses S. Grant, Washington, DC, January 19, 1865
03/04/1865 Abraham Lincoln, Second Inaugural Address, Washington, DC, March 4, 1865
03/15/1865 Abraham Lincoln to Thurlow Weed, March 15, 1865
03/15/1865 Abraham Lincoln to Thurlow Weed, March 15, 1865, Washington, D.C.
04/11/1865 Abraham Lincoln, Last Speech in Public, April 11, 1865
Addressee
 
Date Title
01/03/1858 Lyman Trumbull to Abraham Lincoln, January 3, 1858
04/19/1858 John Wentworth to Abraham Lincoln, April 19, 1858
06/01/1858 Norman Buel Judd to Abraham Lincoln, June 1, 1858
06/06/1858 John Wentworth to Abraham Lincoln, June 6, 1858
06/09/1858 Ward Hill Lamon to Abraham Lincoln, June 9, 1858
06/12/1858 Lyman Trumbull to Abraham Lincoln, June 12, 1858
06/16/1858 Lyman Trumbull to Abraham Lincoln, June 16, 1858
06/22/1858 John L. Scripps to Abraham Lincoln, June 22, 1858
06/23/1858 Joseph Medill to Abraham Lincoln, June 23, 1858
07/01/1858 Charles H. Ray to Abraham Lincoln, July 1, 1858
07/17/1858 Gustave Philipp Koerner to Abraham Lincoln, July 17, 1858
07/19/1858 Lyman Trumbull to Abraham Lincoln, July 19, 1858
07/20/1858 Abraham Smith to Abraham Lincoln, July 20, 1858
07/27/1858 Charles H. Ray to Abraham Lincoln, July 27, 1858
07/29/1858 John Jordan Crittenden to Abraham Lincoln, July 29, 1858
07/30/1858 Stephen Douglas to Abraham Lincoln, July 30, 1858
08/03/1858 Thomas J. Pickett to Abraham Lincoln, August 3, 1858
08/04/1858 Owen Lovejoy to Abraham Lincoln, August 4, 1858
08/12/1858 Gustave Philipp Koerner to Abraham Lincoln, August 12, 1858
08/17/1858 John W. Shaffer to Abraham Lincoln, August 17, 1858
08/17/1858 Ozias Mather Hatch to Abraham Lincoln, August 17, 1858
08/24/1858 Lyman Trumbull to Abraham Lincoln, August 24, 1858
08/25/1858 B. Lewis to Abraham Lincoln, August 25, 1858
08/25/1858 Schuyler Colfax to Abraham Lincoln, August 25, 1858
08/27/1858 Joseph Medill to Abraham Lincoln, August 27, 1858
08/29/1858 Richard James Oglesby to Abraham Lincoln, August 29, 1858
09/01/1858 Norman Buel Judd to Abraham Lincoln, September, 1858
09/14/1858 Lyman Trumbull to Abraham Lincoln, September 14, 1858
09/25/1858 David Davis to Abraham Lincoln, September 25, 1858
10/11/1858 James G. Wright to Abraham Lincoln, October 11, 1858
10/27/1858 John Jordan Crittenden to Abraham Lincoln, October 27, 1858
10/30/1858 Chester P. Dewey to Abraham Lincoln, October 30, 1858
11/05/1858 Horace White to Abraham Lincoln, November 5, 1858
11/07/1858 David Davis to Abraham Lincoln, November 7, 1858
11/11/1858 William A. Grimshaw to Abraham Lincoln, November 11, 1858
11/15/1858 Norman Buel Judd to Abraham Lincoln, November 15, 1858
11/20/1858 Norman Buel Judd to Abraham Lincoln, November 20, 1858
03/18/1859 William A. Ross to Abraham Lincoln, March 18, 1859
04/13/1859 Thomas J. Pickett to Abraham Lincoln, April 13, 1859
09/01/1859 William T. Bascom to Abraham Lincoln, September 1, 1859
09/02/1859 Peter Zinn to Abraham Lincoln, September 2, 1859
09/10/1859 Joseph Medill to Abraham Lincoln, September 10, 1859
09/12/1859 Joshua Reed Giddings to Abraham Lincoln, September 12, 1859
09/13/1859 Russell Errett to Abraham Lincoln, September 13, 1859
09/14/1859 M. A. Northrop to Abraham Lincoln, September 14, 1859
10/20/1859 Charles H. Ray to Abraham Lincoln, October 20, 1859
11/12/1859 William E. Frazer to Abraham Lincoln, November 12, 1859
11/28/1859 Lyman Trumbull to Abraham Lincoln, November 28, 1859
01/09/1860 Alonzo J. Grover to Abraham Lincoln, January 9, 1860
02/08/1860 Charles Billinghurst to Abraham Lincoln, February 8, 1860
02/10/1860 Horace White to Abraham Lincoln, February 10, 1860
05/19/1860 Joshua Reed Giddings to Abraham Lincoln, May 19, 1860
05/30/1860 Schuyler Colfax to Abraham Lincoln, May 30, 1860
06/12/1860 Richard W. Thompson to Abraham Lincoln, June 12, 1860
06/18/1860 George Ashmun to Abraham Lincoln, June 18, 1860
06/18/1860 John L. Scripps to Abraham Lincoln, June 18, 1860
07/01/1860 James O. Putnam to Leonard Swett, copied in Swett to Abraham Lincoln, July 1860
07/06/1860 Richard W. Thompson to Abraham Lincoln, July 6, 1860
07/11/1860 John L. Scripps to Abraham Lincoln, July 11, 1860
07/17/1860 John L. Scripps to Abraham Lincoln, July 17, 1860
07/27/1860 Jole Johnson to Abraham Lincoln, July 27, 1860
10/15/1860 Grace Bedell to Abraham Lincoln, October 15, 1860
10/20/1860 David Hunter to Abraham Lincoln, October 20, 1860
10/20/1860 David Wilmot to Abraham Lincoln, October 20, 1860
10/29/1860 Edward Mattson to Abraham Lincoln, October 29, 1860
11/14/1860 Charles Billinghurst to Abraham Lincoln, November 14, 1860
12/31/1860 Thomas Cadwallerder to Abraham Lincoln, December 31, 1860
01/01/1861 Anonymous to Abraham Lincoln, January 1, 1861
01/01/1861 John P. Verree to Abraham Lincoln, January 1, 1861
01/15/1861 Alexander K. McClure to Abraham Lincoln, January 15, 1861
01/21/1861 Israel Washburn Jr. to Abraham Lincoln, January 21, 1861
01/24/1861 Leonard Swett to Abraham Lincoln, January 24, 1861
01/29/1861 Campbell Kinnear to Abraham Lincoln, January 29, 1861
01/30/1861 Elihu B. Washburne to Abraham Lincoln, January 30, 1861
02/15/1861 Worthington G. Snethen to Abraham Lincoln, February 15, 1861
03/08/1861 Lydia Sayer Hasbrouck to Abraham Lincoln, March 8, 1861
03/11/1861 Winfield Scott to Abraham Lincoln, March 11, 1861
04/15/1861 Joseph Medill to Abraham Lincoln, April 15, 1861
04/15/1861 Winfield Scott to Abraham Lincoln, April 15, 1861
04/16/1861 Alexander J. Sessions to Abraham Lincoln, April 16, 1861
04/16/1861 James Henderson to Abraham Lincoln, April 16, 1861
04/23/1861 David D. Field to Abraham Lincoln, April 23, 1861
05/16/1861 Montgomery Blair to Abraham Lincoln, May 16, 1861
05/19/1861 Robert Anderson to Abraham Lincoln, May 19, 1861
06/08/1861 Jesse K. Dubois to Abraham Lincoln, June 8, 1861
06/16/1861 Thaddeus S. C. Lowe to Abraham Lincoln, June 16, 1861
07/10/1861 Charles B. Calvert to Abraham Lincoln, July 10, 1861
07/23/1861 Edwin D. Morgan to Abraham Lincoln, July 23, 1861
07/30/1861 John C. Fremont to Abraham Lincoln, July 30, 1861
08/05/1861 Gideon Welles to Abraham Lincoln, August 5, 1861
08/06/1861 Andrew Johnson and William B. Carter to Abraham Lincoln, August 6, 1861
08/10/1861 John P. Crawford to Abraham Lincoln, August 10, 1861
08/17/1861 Ozias Mather Hatch to Abraham Lincoln, August 17, 1861
08/18/1861 Thurlow Weed to Abraham Lincoln, August 18, 1861
08/19/1861 Beriah Magoffin to Abraham Lincoln, August 19, 1861
08/23/1861 Ward H. Lamon to Abraham Lincoln, August 23, 1861
08/28/1861 Amasa Converse to Abraham Lincoln, August 28, 1861
12/04/1861 New York Times, “The Slave Question,” December 4, 1861
01/01/1862 Herman Merrills Johnson to Abraham Lincoln, January 1, 1862
03/24/1862 Horace Greeley to Abraham Lincoln, Wednesday, March 24, 1862, New York City
12/31/1862 Green Adams to Abraham Lincoln, Wednesday, December 31, 1862, Washington D.C.
12/31/1862 Thurlow Weed to Abraham Lincoln, Wednesday, March 4, 1865, Washington D.C.
05/29/1863 John A. McClernand to Abraham Lincoln, May 29, 1863
06/06/1863 Thomas Ewing to Abraham Lincoln, June 6, 1863
08/07/1863 Charles Sumner to Abraham Lincoln, August 7, 1863
10/24/1863 Michael Jacobs to Abraham Lincoln, October 24, 1863, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
11/02/1863 David Wills to Abraham Lincoln, November 2, 1863
11/02/1863 David Wills to Abraham Lincoln, November 2, 1863, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
11/20/1863 Edward Everett to Abraham Lincoln, November 20, 1863
11/20/1863 Edward Everett to Abraham Lincoln, November 20, 1863, Washington, D.C.
11/23/1863 David Wills to Abraham Lincoln, November 23, 1863
03/12/1864 Christopher C. Andrews to Abraham Lincoln, March 12, 1864
05/12/1864 Willard P. Hall to Abraham Lincoln, May 12, 1864
11/24/1864 Edward Bates to Abraham Lincoln, November 24, 1864
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Date Title
Springfield Illinois Journal, "Fusion," August 31, 1854
03/04/1855 David Davis to Julius Rockwell, March 4, 1855
06/08/1858 New York Times, “Senator Douglas and the Republicans of Illinois,” June 8, 1858
06/16/1858 Recollection by Henry Villard, Lincoln-Douglas Debates, June 16-November 2, 1858
06/16/1858 Recollection by Julian M. Sturtevant, House Divided Speech, June 16, 1858
06/16/1858 Recollection by Shelby Cullom, House Divided Speech, June 16, 1858
06/21/1858 New York Times, "Illinois Republican State Convention," June 21, 1858
06/28/1858 Richmond (VA) Dispatch, “A Crumb of Comfort for Mr. Seward,” June 26, 1858
07/01/1858 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, "The Passage at Arms between Lincoln and Douglas in 1854," July 1, 1858
07/05/1858 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “New Orleans Delta on the Illinois Republican Convention,” July 5, 1858
07/07/1858 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, "Douglas Coming Home," July 7, 1858
07/09/1858 Recollection by Lew Wallace, Senator Stephen A. Douglas
07/10/1858 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “Lincoln To-Night,” July 10, 1858
07/10/185811/02/1858 Recollection by Gustave Koerner, Lincoln-Douglas Debates
07/10/1858 Recollection by Julian M. Sturtevant, Abraham Lincoln
07/11/1858 (St. Louis) Missouri Republican, "Mr. A. Lincoln," July 11, 1858
07/12/1858 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, "Mr. Lincoln’s Speech," July 12, 1858
07/12/1858 New York Herald, “Senator Douglas at Chicago,” July 12, 1858
07/13/1858 New York Times, "Senator Douglas at Chicago," July 13, 1858
07/16/1858 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, "The Supreme Court," July 16, 1858
07/19/1858 (St. Louis) Missouri Republican, "The Progress of Judge Douglas Through Illinois," July 19, 1858
07/21/1858 Bangor (ME) Whig and Courier, "Speech of Mr. Lincoln," July 21, 1858
07/23/1858 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, "Douglas on the Stump," July 23, 1858
07/30/1858 New York Herald, "The Illinois Champions on the Same Stump," July 30, 1858
08/03/1858 New York Times, "Douglas and Lincoln on the Stump," August 3, 1858
08/04/1858 New York Times, "Political Items," August 4, 1858
08/11/1858 Thomas C. Sharp to Ozias Mather Hatch, August 11, 1858
08/16/1858 David Davis to Ozias Mather Hatch, August 16, 1858
08/16/1858 New York Herald, “The Illinois Campaign,” August 16, 1858
08/19/1858 New York Times, "Hot Work in Illinois," August 19, 1858
08/21/1858 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, "All Aboard For Ottawa!," August 21, 1858
08/21/1858 Recollection by Henry Villard, Ottawa Debate, August 21, 1858
08/21/1858 Recollection by J.K. Magic, Ottawa Debate, August 21, 1858
08/21/185810/15/1858 Recollection by John M. Palmer, Lincoln-Douglas Debates, 1858
08/21/1858 Recollection by John W. Forney, Abraham Lincoln
08/22/1858 Chicago (IL) Times, "The Campaign-- Douglas Among the People," August 22, 1858
08/23/1858 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, "Great Debate Between Lincoln and Douglas At Ottawa," August 23, 1858
08/23/1858 New York Times, "Meeting of Douglas and Lincoln," August 23, 1858
08/24/1858 Milwaukee (WI) Sentinel, "Lincoln and Douglas at Ottawa," August 24, 1858
08/25/1858 Quincy (IL) Whig, "Lincoln and Douglas," August 25, 1858
08/26/1858 Leavenworth (KS) Journal, "Cheering News," August 26, 1858
08/27/1858 New York Evening Post, "Senatorial Canvass in Illinois," August 27, 1858
08/27/1858 Recollection by A.A. Terrell, Freeport, August 27, 1858
08/27/1858 Recollection by Carl Schurz , Freeport Debate, August 27, 1858
08/27/1858 Recollection by Elihu Benjamin Washburne, Freeport Debate, August 27, 1858
08/27/1858 Recollection by Henry Villard, Freeport Debate, August 27,1858
08/27/1858 Recollection by Horace White, Freeport Debate, August 27, 1858
08/27/1858 Recollection by Ingalls Carleton, Freeport Debate, August 27, 1858
08/27/1858 Recollection by Joseph Medill, Freeport Debate, August 27, 1858
08/30/1858 Chicago (IL) Times, "The Campaign - The Discussion at Freeport," August 30, 1858
09/01/1858 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, "Douglas and Lincoln," September 1, 1858
09/02/1858 (St. Louis) Missouri Republican, "Douglas - Lincoln," September 2, 1858
09/02/1858 Fayetteville (NC) Observer, "The Little Giant," September 2, 1858
09/02/1858 New York Evening Post, “The Senatorial Contest in Illinois,” September 2, 1858
09/07/1858 Cleveland (OH) Herald, “The Three Points in Douglas’ Creed,” September 7, 1858
09/14/1858 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “Macoupin County,” September 14, 1858
09/15/1858 Recollection by Henry Clay Whitney, Jonesboro Debate, September 15, 1858
09/15/1858 Recollection by Horace White, Jonesboro Debate, September 15, 1858
09/15/1858 Recollection by Usher F. Linder, Lincoln-Douglas Debates, 1858
09/17/1858 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, "The Jonesboro Debate," September 17, 1858
09/17/1858 Chicago (IL) Times, "The Campaign.--Douglas at Jonesboro," September 17, 1858
09/18/1858 New York Evening Post, "Senatorial Canvas in Illinois," September 18, 1858
09/18/1858 Recollection by Henry Clay Whitney, Charleston Debate, September 18, 1858
09/18/1858 Recollection by Lew Wallace, Charleston Debate, September 18, 1858
09/20/1858 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, "Douglas Puffers and Valets," September 20, 1858
09/21/1858 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, "The Charleston Debate," September 21, 1858
09/21/1858 Chicago (IL) Times, "The Audience at Charleston," September 21, 1858
09/22/1858 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “The Audience at Charleston,” September 22, 1858
09/22/1858 Lowell (MA) Journal and Courier, "The Senatorial Canvass in Illinois," September 22, 1858
09/23/1858 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, "Who Furnishes the Audiences?," September 23, 1858
09/24/1858 (Montpelier) Vermont Patriot, “Untitled,” September 24, 1858
10/01/1858 New York Times, “Mr. Buchanan’s Troubles,” October 1, 1858
10/05/1858 Quincy (IL) Whig, "Lincoln at the South," October 5, 1858
10/07/1858 Recollection by Horace White, Galesburg Debate, October 7, 1858
10/07/1858 Recollection by Lydia A. Titus, Galesburg Debate, October 7, 1858
10/07/1858 Recollection by Mary Hastie Boutelle, Galesburg Debate, October 7, 1858
10/09/1858 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “The Galesburg Debate,” October 9, 1858
10/09/1858 Galesburg (IL) Democrat, "The Galesburg Debate," October 9, 1858
10/12/1858 (Springfield) Illinois State Register, "The Galesburg Debate," October 12, 1858
10/13/1858 New York Herald, "Exhausted to the Dregs," October 13, 1858
10/13/1858 Quincy (IL) Whig, "The Friends of Hon. Abraham Lincoln," October 13, 1858
10/13/1858 Recollection by Carl Schurz, Quincy Debate, October 13, 1858
10/13/1858 Recollection by David Patterson Dyer, Quincy Debate, October 13, 1858
10/13/1858 Recollection by Horace White, Quincy Debate, October 13, 1858
10/15/1858 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, "The Last of the Series," October 15, 1858
10/15/1858 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, "The Quincy Debate," October 15, 1858
10/15/1858 Chicago (IL) Times, “Sixth Great Debate,” October 15, 1858
10/15/1858 Quincy (IL) Whig, "Lincoln Gets Douglas Down!," October 15, 1858
10/15/1858 Recollection by Edmond Beall, Alton Debate, October 15, 1858
10/15/1858 Recollection by Gustave Koerner, Alton Debate, October 15, 1858
10/15/1858 Recollection by Jeriah Bonham, Alton Debate, October 15, 1858
10/15/1858 Seventh Debate between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas at Alton, Illinois, October 15, 1858
10/16/1858 Quincy (IL) Herald, “The Discussion of Wednesday,” October 16, 1858
10/16/1858 Quincy (IL) Whig, "Disappointed," October 16, 1858
10/17/1858 Chicago (IL) Times, “The Campaign – The Last Joint Debate,” October 17, 1858
10/18/1858 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, "The Alton Debate," October 18, 1858
10/18/1858 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, "The Rascality Confessed," October 18, 1858
10/20/1858 New York Evening Post, “Political,” October 20, 1858
11/04/1858 Philadelphia (PA) Press, “The Latest But Not The Last Lesson,” November 4, 1858
11/05/1858 New York Times, "The Illinois Election," November 5, 1858
11/10/1858 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “Abraham Lincoln,” November 10, 1858
11/23/1858 Louisville (KY) Democrat, “From Abroad,” November 23, 1858
01/02/1859 Recollection of Jesse W. Fell, Conversation with Abraham Lincoln in early 1859
01/05/1859 Recollection by Gustave Koerner, Senator Douglas Reelected, January 5, 1859
01/05/1859 Recollection by Horace White, Senator Douglas Reelected, January 5, 1859
01/18/1859 Memphis (TN) Appeal, “The Chicago Times, Senator Douglas and the Administration,” January 18, 1859
04/21/1859 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “Lincoln in New York,” April 21, 1859
09/14/1859 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “Abr. Lincoln,” September 14, 1859
09/19/1859 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “Mr. Lincoln in Ohio,” September 19, 1859
09/21/1859 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “Lincoln on Douglas,” September 21, 1859
10/06/1859 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “In a Nut Shell,” October 6, 1859
11/03/1859 Carlisle (PA) American Volunteer, "Tenderly Sensitive," November 3, 1859
12/19/1859 Charleston (SC) Mercury, “Northern Sentiment,” December 19, 1859
03/02/1860 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “Abraham Lincoln’s Speech,” March 2, 1860
04/27/1860 Newark (OH) Advocate, “‘Old Judge McLean’,” April 27, 1860
05/02/1860 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “A Prophecy Fulfilled,” May 2, 1860
05/16/186005/18/1860 Recollection by Henry C. Whitney, Republican National Convention, May 16-18, 1860
05/17/1860 Abraham Lincoln's Endorsement on the Margin of the Missouri Democrat, May 17, 1860
05/19/1860 Cleveland (OH) Herald, “Enthusiasm over the Nomination,” May 19, 1860
05/21/1860 Fayetteville (NC) Observer, "The Black Republican Nominees," May 21, 1860
05/22/1860 Charleston (SC) Courier, "A Great Error," May 22, 1860
05/22/1860 Cleveland (OH) Herald, “The Nomination of Mr. Lincoln,” May 22, 1860
05/23/1860 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “Lincoln as He Is,” May 23, 1860
05/23/1860 Raleigh (NC) Standard, “The Chicago Convention,” May 23, 1860
05/24/1860 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “Going – Going – Gone!,” May 24, 1860
05/24/1860 Ripley (OH) Bee, “The Candidates,” May 24, 1860
05/25/1860 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune,“The Fillmore Men,” May 25, 1860
05/25/1860 Newark (OH) Advocate, “Lincoln and Hamlin,” May 25, 1860
05/27/1860 New York Herald, “Bell and Everett Going Ahead,” May 27, 1860
05/28/1860 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “Mr. Lincoln's Committals,” May 28, 1860
05/30/1860 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “Lincoln’s Hold on the Working-Men,” May 30, 1860
05/30/1860 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “Stop Quarreling,” May 30, 1860
05/30/1860 Cleveland (OH) Herald, “What Lincoln Did Not Do,” May 30, 1860
06/01/1860 Newark (OH) Advocate, “Abraham Lincoln,” June 1, 1860
06/05/1860 Chillicothe (OH) Scioto Gazette, “Can Locofocos Explain It?,” June 5, 1860
06/06/1860 Raleigh (NC) Standard, “Untitled,” June 6, 1860
06/07/1860 Cleveland (OH) Herald, “Lincoln at the South,” June 7, 1860
06/09/1860 Stephen A. Douglas to Follett Foster & Company, June 9, 1860
06/11/1860 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “Mr. Lincoln’s Majority in 1858,” June 11, 1860
06/12/1860 New York Herald, “Commencement of Republican Cabinet Making,” June 12, 1860
06/15/1860 (Jackson) Mississippian, “Violations of the Constitution,” June 15, 1860
06/19/1860 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “The Fillmore Men,” June 19, 1860
06/26/1860 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “Thirty Days From Now,” June 26, 1860
06/28/1860 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “An Explanation,” June 28, 1860
06/29/1860 Cleveland (OH) Herald, “A Difference of Opinion,” June 29, 1860
07/04/1860 New York Times, “The Presidential Election,” July 4, 1860
07/09/1860 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “A New Picture of Lincoln,” July 9, 1860
07/10/1860 Cleveland (OH) Herald, “A Political Dodge,” July 10, 1860
07/13/1860 Cleveland (OH) Herald, “A Republican Paper Destroyed and Its Editor Driven from Town,” July 13, 1860
07/17/1860 New York Times, “The Fears of Mr. Wigfall,” July 17, 1860
07/19/1860 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “An Important Change,” July 19, 1860
07/22/1860 New York Herald, “Lincoln or Breckinridge,” July 22, 1860
07/22/1860 William T. Sherman to Thomas Ewing, Jr., July 22, 1860
07/24/1860 Milwaukee (WI) Sentinel, “Untitled,” July 24, 1860
07/28/1860 (Montpelier) Vermont Patriot, “A Patriotic Woman,” July 28, 1860
07/28/1860 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “The Mobbing Business,” July 28, 1860
07/31/1860 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “Making a Cat’s-Paw of Douglas,” July 31, 1860
08/05/1860 New York Herald, “Trouble Among the Republicans,” August 5, 1860
08/06/1860 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “A Word For Douglasites,” August 6, 1860
08/09/1860 Charlestown (VA) Free Press, "Precipitate A Revolution," August 9, 1860
08/09/1860 Ripley (OH) Bee, "The 'Irrepressible Conflict,'" August 9, 1860
08/10/1860 New York Times, "Politics at the South," August 10, 1860
08/13/1860 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “Three Southern Frights,” August 13, 1860
08/16/1860 Ripley (OH) Bee, "Let Us Frighten Them," August 16, 1860
08/17/1860 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “How the Field Looks,” August 17, 1860
08/21/1860 Milwaukee (WI) Sentinel, "Not Going to Dissolve the Union," August 21, 1860
08/21/1860 New York Times, “Mr. Yancey's Speech,” August 21, 1860
08/23/1860 Ripley (OH) Bee, “Mr. Lincoln’s Foresight,” August 23, 1860
08/30/1860 Charlestown (VA) Free Press, “A Broken Platform,” August 30, 1860
08/31/1860 Newark (OH) Advocate, “Is Lincoln an Abolitionist?,” August 31, 1860
09/01/1860 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “The Artful Dodger,” September 1, 1860
09/05/1860 New York Times, “Senator Seward in Michigan,” September 5, 1860
09/07/1860 New York Herald, “Massachusetts Thoroughly Abolitionized,” September 7, 1860
09/08/1860 Dover (NH) Gazette, “Withdrawal of General Houston,” September 8, 1860
09/10/1860 New York Times, “Speech of Mr. Breckinridge,” September 10, 1860
09/13/1860 Fayetteville (NC) Observer, "The Disunion Movement," September 13, 1860
09/16/1860 New York Herald, “The Reign of Terror in Texas,” September 16, 1860
09/17/1860 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “The Astounding Impertinence of Douglas,” September 17, 1860
09/20/1860 New York Times, “Disunion Ravings,” September 20, 1860
09/22/1860 New York Times, “The Nonsense of Disunion,” September 22, 1860
09/23/1860 New York Herald, “The Missouri Breckinridge State Convention,” September 23, 1860
09/28/1860 New York Times, “When to Secede,” September 28, 1860
09/29/1860 Cleveland (OH) Herald, “Wolves In Sheep’s Clothing,” September 29, 1860
10/04/1860 Ripley (OH) Bee, "The Disunion Slave Code Candidate," October 4, 1860
10/05/1860 (Jackson) Mississippian, "The 'Coercion' Issue," October 5, 1860
10/05/1860 New York Times, “Found at Last,” October 5, 1860
10/08/1860 New York Herald, “Won't Submit to Lincoln,” October 8, 1860
10/10/1860 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “Information Wanted,” October 10, 1860
10/11/1860 Charleston (SC) Mercury, "The Terrors of Submission," October 11, 1860
10/11/1860 Charlestown (VA) Free Press, “A Trap For Douglas,” October 11, 1860
10/12/1860 New York Herald, “What are the Southern States Going to Do?,” October 12, 1860
10/13/1860 Cleveland (OH) Herald, “There's No Secession in That,” October 13, 1860
10/15/1860 New York Times, “Very Suspicious,” October 15, 1860
10/19/1860 Cleveland (OH) Herald, “The Wide Awakes at Washington,” October 19, 1860
10/19/1860 John Hays to Charles Francis Himes, October 19, 1860
10/21/1860 New York Herald, “American Sensations During 1860,” October 21, 1860
10/24/1860 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “Fear of Insurrection,” October 24, 1860
10/25/1860 New York Herald, “The Demonstration on Tuesday Night,” October 25, 1860
10/26/1860 New York Times, “The Disunion Plot at Washington,” October 26, 1860
10/27/1860 (Montpelier) Vermont Patriot, “Illinois Sure for Douglas,” October 27, 1860
10/28/1860 New York Herald, “Helper and His Black Republican Endorsers,” October 28, 1860
10/29/1860 Chicago (IL) Tribune, "The Union at the South," October 29, 1860
11/03/1860 (Montpelier) Vermont Patriot, “Don't Care,” November 3, 1860
11/03/1860 New York Times, "Douglas Out of the Canvass," November 3, 1860
11/04/1860 New York Herald, “The New York Herald and the Disunion Question,” November 4, 1860
11/05/1860 New York Times, "The Republicans and Slavery," November 5, 1860
11/07/1860 New York Times, "The Administration and Disunion," November 7, 1860
11/08/1860 Boston (MA) Advertiser, "How Mr. Lincoln Voted," November 8, 1860
11/08/1860 New York Herald, “Who are the Cooks in Pennsylvania?,” November 8, 1860
11/08/1860 New York Times, "From the Home of Mr. Lincoln," November 8, 1860
11/09/1860 (Jackson) Mississippian, “Remarkable Unanimity,” November 9, 1860
11/09/1860 Newark (OH) Advocate, "Lincoln's Administration," November 9, 1860
11/10/1860 Chicago (IL) Tribune, "The Disunion Flurry," November 10, 1860
11/10/1860 William T. Sherman to Ellen Sherman, November 10, 1860
11/12/1860 John P. Sanderson to David Davis, November 12, 1860
11/13/1860 (Jackson) Mississippian, “A Bugle Blast from Washington,” November 13, 1860
11/14/1860 Raleigh (NC) Standard, "Untitled," November 14, 1860
11/15/1860 Varina Anne Banks Howell Davis to Jefferson Finis Davis, November 15, 1860
11/18/1860 New York Herald, “Douglas on Lincoln,” November 18, 1860
11/19/1860 New York Herald, “The Disunion Question,” November 19, 1860
11/22/1860 Fayetteville (NC) Observer, “Will They Do It?,” November 22, 1860
11/23/1860 John Sherman to William Tecumseh Sherman, November 26, 1860
11/23/1860 New York Herald, “Untitled,” November 23, 1860
11/23/1860 William T. Sherman to Ellen Sherman, November 23, 1860
11/26/1860 Cleveland (OH) Herald, “Secession Cadets,” November 26, 1860
11/27/1860 New York Times, “Unionism in Georgia,” November 27, 1860
11/28/1860 New York Herald, “The Meeting of Congress,” November 28, 1860
11/29/1860 New York Times, “Political Assassination,” November 29, 1860
12/03/1860 Chicago (IL) Tribune, “A Good Precedent,” December 3, 1860
12/06/1860 Fayetteville (NC) Observer, “Brooks and Sumner,” December 6, 1860
12/10/1860 New York Herald, “The Crisis and Its Solution,” December 10, 1860
12/11/1860 New York Times, “The President’s Organ on the Crisis,” December 11, 1860
12/15/1860 Cleveland (OH) Herald, “What the South Intends to do on the Fourth of March,” December 15, 1860
12/16/1860 New York Herald, “Not a Bed of Roses,” December 16, 1860
12/19/1860 New York Herald, “Views on Secession in England,” December 19, 1860
12/20/1860 New York Times,“A Visit to Mr. Lincoln,” December 20, 1860
12/22/1860 (Montpelier) Vermont Patriot, “A Presidential Election Without A Parallel,” December 22, 1860
12/24/1860 Lowell (MA) Citizen & News, “Mr. Lincoln's Position,” December 24, 1860
12/25/1860 New York Times, “Interesting from Springfield,” December 25, 1860
12/29/1860 Atchison (KS) Freedom’s Champion, “No Backing Down!,” December 29, 1860
12/30/1860 New York Herald, “Is South Carolina Out of the Union?,” December 30, 1860
01/01/1861 New York Herald, “Cabinet Rumors from Pennsylvania,” January 1, 1861
01/02/1861 Cleveland (OH) Herald, “Letter From Virginia,” January 2, 1861
01/03/1861 Charlestown (VA) Free Press, “A Forgeone Conclusion,” January 3, 1861
01/06/1861 Joseph Medill to Charles H. Ray and John Locke Scripps, January 6, 1861
01/07/1861 Edwin V. Sumner to John G. Nicolay, January 7, 1861
01/10/1861 Chicago (IL) Tribune, “Driven From Kentucky,” January 10, 1861
01/15/1861 New York Herald, “Coercion Symptoms in the West and North-West,” January 15, 1861
01/18/1861 Newark (OH) Advocate, “Obtaining Votes Under False Pretences,” January 18, 1861
01/19/1861 (Montpelier) Vermont Patriot, “Mr. Lincoln A Black Man,” January 19, 1861
02/02/1861 (Montpelier) Vermont Patriot, “Lincoln and His Guard,” February 2, 1861
02/07/1861 Fayetteville (NC) Observer, “Mr. Lincoln’s Views,” February 7, 1861
02/10/1861 New York Herald, “More Trouble About Old Abe’s Cabinet,” February 10, 1861
02/11/1861 Cleveland (OH) Herald, “President Lincoln’s Car,” February 11, 1861
02/13/1861 New York Herald, “Free Love and Passional Attraction in the New Administration,” February 13, 1861
02/13/1861 Richmond (VA) Dispatch, “The Irrepressible Conflict,” February 13, 1861
02/14/1861 Louisville (KY) Journal, “Mr. Lincoln’s Speeches,” February 14, 1861
02/16/1861 Charleston (SC) Mercury, “Lincoln’s War Speech,” February 16, 1861
02/17/1861 New York Herald, “Mr. Lincoln on the Tarriff Question,” February 17, 1861
02/19/1861 Cleveland (OH) Herald, “Mr. Lincoln’s Indianapolis Speech,” February 19, 1861
02/23/1861 (Concord) New Hampshire Statesman, “What Will Lincoln Do?,” February 23, 1861
02/24/1861 Memphis (TN) Appeal, “Enforcement of the Laws,” February 24, 1861
02/25/1861 Charleston (SC) Mercury, “Mayor Wood Lectures Lincoln,” February 25, 1861
02/26/1861 New York Herald, “Old Abe Hung in Effigy in the Metropolis,” February 26, 1861
02/27/1861 New York Herald, “Should Mr. Chase Go Into the Cabinet?,” February 27, 1861
02/28/1861 Fayetteville (NC) Observer, “Lincoln’s Flight to Washington,” February 28, 1861
03/02/1861 Atchison (KS) Freedom’s Champion, “Mr. Lincoln at Washington,” March 2, 1861
03/03/1861 Winfield Scott to William H. Seward, March 3, 1861
03/04/1861 Fayetteville (NC) Observer, "4th of March," March 4, 1861
03/04/1861 New York Times, “The Plot Against Mr. Lincoln’s Life,” March 4, 1861
03/05/1861 Cleveland (OH) Herald, “The President’s Inaugural,” March 5, 1861
03/05/1861 New York Times, “Reception of the Inaugural,” March 5, 1861
03/07/1861 Fayetteville (NC) Observer, "The Inaugural Address," March 7, 1861
03/11/1861 Chicago (IL) Tribune, “A Scurvy Trick,” March 11, 1861
03/13/1861 Cleveland (OH) Herald, “Proposed Evacuation of Fort Sumter,” March 13, 1861
03/14/1861 Fayetteville (NC) Observer, “Abolitionists and Secessionists,” March 14, 1861
03/15/1861 Chicago (IL) Tribune, "Fort Sumter," March 15, 1861
03/16/1861 Cleveland (OH) Herald, “The Impending Downfall of Secession,” March 16, 1861
03/18/1861 New York Times, “About Fort Sumpter [Sumter],” March 18, 1861
03/22/1861 Charleston (SC) Mercury, “Fort Sumter,” March 22, 1861
03/25/1861 Cleveland (OH) Herald, “Spirit of Washington Letters,” March 25, 1861
03/28/1861 Fayetteville (NC) Observer, “Virginia Still for the Union,” March 28, 1861
03/30/1861 (Montpelier) Vermont Patriot, “The Policy of the Administration,” March 30, 1861
04/03/1861 San Francisco (CA) Evening Bulletin, “A Story of ‘Prince Bob’,” April 3, 1861
04/04/1861 Fayetteville (NC) Observer, "A Hoax," April 4, 1861
04/07/1861 New York Herald, “Old Abe’s Backbone,” April 7, 1861
04/09/1861 Cleveland (OH) Herald, “What Does It All Mean?,” April 9, 1861
04/10/1861 Chicago (IL) Tribune, “Prepare to Howl!,” April 10, 1861
04/11/1861 Fayetteville (NC) Observer, "Alarming News," April 11, 1861
04/12/1861 New York Times, “Slave Insurrections,” April 12, 1861
04/13/1861 Chicago (IL) Tribune, “War Inaugurated!,” April 13, 1861
04/14/1861 New York Herald, “Apprehensions of an Attack on Washington,” April 14, 1861
04/15/1861 Chicago (IL) Tribune, “Quick, Sharp, and Decisive,” April 15, 1861
04/15/1861 Cleveland (OH) Herald, “The Dread Arbitrament of War,” April 15, 1861
04/15/1861 Entry by George Templeton Strong, April 15, 1861
04/15/1861 New Orleans (LA) Picayune, “Lincoln’s War Talk,” April 15, 1861
04/15/1861 Richmond (VA) Dispatch, “Retaliation,” April 15, 1861
04/16/1861 Cleveland (OH) Herald, “The Border States,” April 16, 1861
04/16/1861 Entry by Catherine Edmondston, April 16, 1861
04/16/1861 New York Herald, “The Present Administration Doing What The Last Should Have Done,” April 16, 1861
04/16/1861 Richmond (VA) Dispatch, “Another John Brown Raid,” April 16, 1861
04/17/1861 Entry by Josie Underwood, April 17, 1861
04/17/1861 Jefferson Davis, Proclamation, April 17, 1861
04/19/1861 Boston (MA) Liberator, “An Ancient and A Modern Compromise,” April 19, 1861
04/20/1861 New York Times, “The Position of Maryland,” April 20, 1861
04/20/1861 Savannah (GA) News, “Mails to the South to be Cut Off,” April 20, 1861
04/21/1861 New York Herald, “News from Baltimore,” April 21, 1861
04/22/1861 Charleston (SC) Mercury, “Reorganization,” April 22, 1861
04/22/1861 William Seward to Thomas Hicks, April 22, 1861
04/23/1861 Chicago (IL) Tribune, “We Don’t Believe It!,” April 23, 1861
04/24/1861 Andrew H. Reeder to Simon Cameron, April 24, 1861
04/27/1861 Entry by George Templeton Strong, April 27, 1861
04/29/1861 Fayetteville (NC) Observer, "A New Difficulty," April 29, 1861
04/29/1861 Fayetteville (NC) Observer, “What Can We Believe?,” April 29, 1861
04/30/1861 Chicago (IL) Tribune, “Time Not Expired,” April 30, 1861
04/30/1861 Cleveland (OH) Herald, “Brave Words from Brownlow,” April 30, 1861
05/03/1861 Greensboro (NC) Patriot, "Lincoln Men!," May 3, 1861
05/06/1861 Fayetteville (NC) Observer, "What We Have To Expect," May 6, 1861
05/07/1861 New York Herald, “English Opinions on American Affairs,” May 7, 1861
05/13/1861 Charleston (SC) Mercury, “A Sucking Nelson,” May 13, 1861
05/16/1861 Ripley (OH) Bee, “Letter from a Union man in Kentucky,” May 16, 1861
05/17/1861 Savannah (GA) News, “The Civil War in Missouri,” May 17, 1861
05/23/1861 Ripley (OH) Bee, “One of the Volunteers,” May 23, 1861
05/29/1861 Charleston (SC) Mercury, “The Military Policy of the North,” May 29, 1861
06/13/1861 Fayetteville (NC) Observer, “Revival of the Sedition Law,” June 13, 1861
06/14/1861 Newark (OH) Advocate, “The English People and the American War,” June 14, 1861
06/17/1861 Cleveland (OH) Herald, “A Submissionist Answered,” June 17, 1861
06/23/1861 New York Times, “Are They Pirates?,” June 23, 1861
06/24/1861 Fayetteville (NC) Observer, “From the West,” June 24, 1861
07/01/1861 Fayetteville (NC) Observer, “More Stealing in Pennsylvania,” July 1, 1861
07/04/1861 Boston (MA) Advertiser, “The Attacks Upon General Scott,” July 4, 1861
07/06/1861 (Concord) New Hampshire Statesman, “Andrew Johnson,” July 6, 1861
07/07/1861 Memphis (TN) Appeal, “Kentucky Neutrality to be Disregarded,” July 7, 1861
07/08/1861 Fayetteville (NC) Observer, “Secretary Cameron,” July 8, 1861
07/09/1861 Memphis (TN) Appeal, “Ulterior Squinting,” July 9, 1861
07/12/1861 Newark (OH) Advocate, “The Threats and Pressure Under which the President Acts,” July 12, 1861
08/01/1861 Fayetteville (NC) Observer, “Gen. Scott Vanquished At Last,” August 1, 1861
08/12/1861 Fayetteville (NC) Observer, “Lincoln’s Killed, Wounded and Prisoners,” August 12, 1861
08/13/1861 Savannah (GA) News, “Abe Lincoln Assassinated!,” August 13, 1861
09/16/1861 Timothy Davis to William H. Seward, September 16, 1861
09/21/1861 Chicago (IL) Tribune, “How They Do It,” September 21, 1861
10/26/1861 George W. Phillips, Assistant U.S. Marshall, to Judges of U.S. Circuit Court of the District of Columbia, October 26, 1861
10/31/1861 Fayetteville (NC) Observer, “The Final Blow to Liberty,” October 31, 1861
10/31/1861 Winfield Scott to Simon Cameron, Request for Retirement, Washington, D.C., October 31, 1861
11/17/1861 New York Herald, “Mason and Slidell,” November 17, 1861
12/04/1861 William H. Seward to George B. McClellan, Contrabands in District of Columbia, December 4, 1861
12/05/1861 Alexander Galt to Amy Galt, Washington DC, December 5, 1861
12/05/1861 Memorandum by Alexander T. Galt, Canadian diplomat, describing interview with Abraham Lincoln, December 5, 1861
12/13/1861 Claiborne Fox Jackson to the Soldiers and Fellow-Citizens of Missouri, December 13, 1861
01/14/1862 Chicago (IL) Tribune, “Resignation of Secretary Cameron,” January 14, 1862
01/18/1862 Raleigh (NC) Register, “Mr. Vallandingham’s Speech,” January 18, 1862
01/22/1862 Edwin M. Stanton, Order to the Army with President Lincoln's congratulations on recent victory in Kentucky, January 22, 1862
02/15/1862 Charleston (SC) Mercury, “Spies and Traitors,” February 15, 1862
07/19/1862 New York National Anti-Slavery Standard, "New Publications," July 19, 1862
08/09/1862 New York National Anti-Slavery Standard, "Speech of Rev. M.D. Conway," August 9, 1862
08/15/1862 Shreveport (LA) News, “On the Wane,” August 15, 1862
09/23/1862 Abigail Goodwin to William Still, September 23, 1862
10/10/1862 Anna H. Richardson to William Still, October 10, 1862
11/28/1862 Boston (MA) Liberator, "The Two Capitals," November 28, 1862
12/18/1862 Entry by Orville Browning, December 18, 1862
01/20/1863 Entry by Cornelia Peake McDonald, January 20, 1863
05/17/1863 New York Herald, “The Pen and the Sword,” May 17, 1863
05/24/1863 New York Herald, “Demand for the Release of Hon. Clement L. Vallandigham,” May 24, 1863
06/13/1863 New York Times, “The Military and the Civil Power,” June 13, 1863
07/04/1863 Recollection by William T. Sherman, Siege of Vicksburg Ends, July 4, 1863
07/06/1863 Henry Sawyer to James Stradling, letter recounting experiences in Libby Prison, July 1863
07/06/1863 New York Times, “What Pennsylvania has Escaped,” July 6, 1863
07/07/1863 Chicago (IL) Tribune, “A Great Peril Escaped,” July 7, 1863
07/15/1863 Orders from Henry Wager Halleck to William Handy Ludlow, July 15, 1863
11/24/1863 "A Voice from the Dead," Patriot and Union Editorial, November 24, 1863
01/23/1864 Thomas Garrett to William Still, January 23, 1864
08/04/1864 Entry by Edward Bates, August 4, 1864
04/19/1865 Milwaukee (WI) Sentinel, “The Calamity,” April 19, 1865
04/28/1865 Entry by Kate Stone, April 28, 1865
07/01/1865 Harper’s New Monthly Magazine, “Personal Recollections of Abraham Lincoln,” July 1865
07/01/1865 Johnson to William H. Herndon, 1865-66
05/12/1880—05/13/1880 John G. Nicolay's conversation with James Moorhead, May 12-13, 1880

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