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  • Was Abraham Lincoln a conservative?

    02/11/2020 4:13:58 PM PST · by Ozguy1945 · 774 replies ^ | 12 February 2020 | Ozguy1945
    Was Abraham Lincoln a conservative? Some people say right/left distinctions are no longer meaningful. In my own life I was born into a progressive family and absorbed that way of thinking. When I became older, I have learnt quite painfully how important and valuable maintaining western traditions is, when my own rights were trashed by modern misandry, leading me to create this blog: Where I write this it is already President Lincoln’s birthday. Who has ever been to Lincoln's birthplace Sinking Spring Farm in Kentucky? Did you learn anything about the man there which came to you from the...
  • On this date in 1864 President Lincoln receives a Christmas gift.

    12/22/2019 4:23:47 AM PST · by Bull Snipe · 1,654 replies
    "I beg to present you as a Christmas gift the City of Savannah, with one hundred and fifty heavy guns and plenty of ammunition and about twenty-five thousand bales of cotton." General William T. Sherman's "March to the Sea" was over. During the campaign General Sherman had made good on his promise d “to make Georgia howl”. Atlanta was a smoldering ruin, Savannah was in Union hands, closing one of the last large ports to Confederate blockade runners. Sherman’s Army wrecked 300 miles of railroad and numerous bridges and miles of telegraph lines. It seized 5,000 horses, 4,000 mules, and...
  • Lincoln's Gettysburg Address

    11/19/2019 10:34:27 AM PST · by Bratch · 147 replies
    YouTube ^ | March 20, 2008 | Abraham Lincoln via cparsons2005 on YouTube
    Gettysburg Address as recited by Jeff Daniels. Lincoln's Gettysburg Address
  • Clinical Depression and President Lincoln

    10/07/2019 10:07:24 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 28 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | Oct 2005 | Josh W. Shenk
    Lincoln "told Me that he felt like Committing Suicide often," remembered Mentor Graham, a schoolteacher... Abraham Lincoln fought clinical depression all his life, and if he were alive today, his condition would be treated as a "character issue"—that is, as a political liability. His condition was indeed a character issue: it gave him the tools to save the nation. With Lincoln we have a man whose depression spurred him, painfully, to examine the core of his soul; whose hard work to stay alive helped him develop crucial skills and capacities, even as his depression lingered hauntingly; and whose inimitable character...
  • Lincoln: The Founders did not make America racist or slaver. They inherited it that way

    09/02/2019 4:35:14 PM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 257 replies
    See the Lincoln-Douglas debate #6. Stephen Douglas: We then adopted a free State Constitution, as we had a right to do. In this State we have declared that a negro shall not be a citizen, and we have also declared that he shall not be a slave. We had a right to adopt that policy. Missouri has just as good a right to adopt the other policy. I am now speaking of rights under the Constitution, and not of moral or religious rights. I do not discuss the morals of the people of Missouri, but let them settle that matter...
  • Abraham Lincoln Bible surfaces, offers clues to his religious beliefs

    06/20/2019 2:14:42 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 25 replies
    FOX news ^ | 06-20-2019 | By Caleb Parke
    On Thursday, the Bible will go on display for the first time at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, Ill. The 16th president was given the Holy Book on June 16, 1864, during a rare wartime trip to Philadelphia raising money for wounded soldiers, where Lincoln donated 48 signed copies of the Emancipation Proclamation that were sold for fundraising. He was gifted the 18-pound, gilted Bible decorated with the words "faith," "hope," and "charity" by the hospital that treated wounded and ill soldiers during the Civil War. The cover of the Bible reads: “Presented to Abraham Lincoln,...
  • Forensic probe affirms image is Lincoln - (Earliest image of Lincoln)

    05/07/2009 8:39:35 AM PDT · by re_tail20 · 24 replies · 1,959+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | May 4, 2009 | Jerome R. Corsi
    In 1987, Albert Kaplan, who was then living in Paris, sought the opinion of Dr. Claude N. Frechette, a plastic and reconstructive surgeon at the American Hospital in Paris, to examine a daguerreotype Kaplan believed was the first known photographic image ever made of the youthful future-president Abraham Lincoln. As WND reported, Kaplan purchased the daguerreotype in 1977 from a group of 100 being sold by an art gallery on 57th Street in New York City. The sales receipt described the daguerreotype simply as "Portrait of a Young Man." Frechette presented his findings in a 13-page footnoted forensic report entitled...
  • One of a kind photo of Abe and Mary Lincoln on Ebay (Deluded seller alert)

    02/22/2004 6:14:02 PM PST · by flying Elvis · 37 replies · 1,333+ views
    Ebay ^ | 2-2-04 | na
    Hand-tinted quarter plate daguerreotype of Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln taken March 4, 1861. No bids will be accepted unless prior approval is granted. Any potential bidder is asked to contact seller before attempting to place bid. The 'mirror image' of the daguerreotype has been reversed to show the Lincolns as they actually appeared. Two links have been provided at bottom of listing to view additional photos and the actual responses from the 'experts'. Exhaustive biographical accounts covering every aspect of Abraham Lincoln’s life from birth to death were recorded for the historical record soon after his assassination by many...
  • What three historical people do you wish lived longer?

    05/27/2019 3:20:24 PM PDT · by MNDude · 322 replies
    There are thousands of people who have made the world a better place to live. Many died before they were old and some would might be great to have around for a lot longer. Which three historic people do you wish could have lived another 30 years? Thomas Edison? Rod Sterling? Shakespeare? John Paul II? You get the point.
  • “As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master.” - A. Lincoln Aug 1, 1858

    05/20/2019 4:18:41 PM PDT · by gasport · 24 replies
    Update - As I would not be an abortee, so I would not be an abortionist.
  • Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signs bill protecting Confederate monuments, other memorials

    04/27/2019 11:17:01 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 39 replies
    The Chattanooga Times Free Press ^ | April 26, 2019 | Tyler Jett
    CHICKAMAUGA, Ga. — Next door to a plantation built by slaves, Gov. Brian Kemp defended Georgia's Confederate monuments as educational resources while he signed a bill to further protect them Friday. "It is true that there are monuments in our history that do not reflect our values," he said, during a ceremony in front of Gordon Lee High School. "We cannot erase them from our history. We must learn from them. These monuments and markers remind us of how far we've come not only as a state but as a country." Sponsored this year by state Sen. Jeff Mullis, the...
  • I owe you an apology... (Vanity(?)) [Zot!]

    03/30/2019 10:39:44 PM PDT · by packrat01 · 156 replies
    03/31/2019 | self
    I must apologize. I do not have the time to make individual apologies to each one of you who I have offended, hence the general post. I have learned a lot in the last several years. Some of the things I've learned: I USED TO vote the lesser of two evils. No longer. God is Sovereign in illumination, as He is in salvation. He doen't give the same light to everyone at the same time. If you're in the dark; blame God, or get wisdom. Lincoln was NOT a good president. One of the most evil, actually. The CSA were...
  • On This Date in 1864

    03/09/2019 9:43:37 AM PST · by Bull Snipe · 24 replies
    Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant is appointed Supreme Commander of all Union Armies by President Abraham Lincoln.
  • On this Date in 1865

    02/03/2019 10:20:05 AM PST · by Bull Snipe · 5 replies
    On the river boat “River Queen”, in Hampton Roads, President Abraham Lincoln and Sec of State. William Seward met with Confederate VP Alexander Stevens, Asst Sec of War John Campbell Sen Robert Hunter These men met to discuss a possible end to almost 4 years of bloody Civil War. The Hampton Roads Peace Conference lasted about 4 hours and produced no visible results. A detailed account of this event can be found at:
  • Deadliest Day in American History is September 17 – Antietam By the Numbers

    01/16/2019 10:05:36 PM PST · by vannrox · 45 replies
    War History Online ^ | 17SEP18 | Guest Blogger at warhistory online
      SHARE:FacebookTwitter Today marks the 156th anniversary of Antietam, arguably the pivotal battle of the Civil War. Had the South won on that September day, Robert E. Lee could have marauded through Union territory, European powers might have intervened on behalf of the Rebels, Maryland might have flipped its loyalty to the Confederacy.What we know as America might be two separate nations today. Instead the Union was victorious, banishing Lee’s army from the North, paving the way for the Emancipation Proclamation, which freed the slaves.So much was at stake — the fighting rose to a pitch that was heretofore unimaginable....
  • How a Drunken Colonel Wasted the Gallant 7th Maine at Antietam

    01/11/2019 12:10:06 AM PST · by vannrox · 12 replies
    War History Online ^ | 13SEP17 | Guest Blogger
    Late in the afternoon of September 17, roughly an hour before the sunset that would mark the close of the bloodiest day in U.S. history, a Maine regiment met with a wholly unnecessary fate. Just when the regiments’ soldiers thought they’d made it through the battle relatively unscathed, they got pulled back in with disastrous consequences. At Antietam, due to Union commander George McClellan’s piecemeal strategy, the fighting was conducted sector by sector. (General Phil Kearny once described McClellan as “fighting by driblets.”) The severe topography of the Antietam Valley, featuring a field carved into discrete sections, contributed further to...
  • Our American Greatness Endures

    11/20/2018 11:18:19 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | November 20, 2018 | Salena Zito
    GETTYSBURG, Pa. -- In the days that followed Abraham Lincoln's 272-word speech to thousands of onlookers in this small Pennsylvania farm town, few newspapers in the country immediately reported on the speech. When they did, explains historian Michael Kraus, it was mostly dour examination filled with misquotes of the 16th president's words. "There were a lot of mistakes in those first reports. Words weren't heard well. Order was mixed up. The speech didn't appear in every newspaper the next day, or the next day, or the next day," Kraus said from his artifact-filled basement office at the Soldiers & Sailors...
  • The Gettysburg Address was 7 score and 15 years ago: contemporaneous photos and illustrations.

    11/19/2018 9:27:11 AM PST · by harpygoddess · 75 replies
    VA Viper ^ | 11/18/2018 | HarpyGoddess
    Everyone has posted the speech itself (and it's included here), but the background information is also interesting - not only the situation in America at the time, but also the extent to which the structure of the speech mimics (draws from?) Thucydides' account of Pericles' 430 B.C funeral oration at the end of the first year of the Peloponnesian War. Today is the anniversary of President Lincoln's delivery of his few "brief remarks" at the dedication of the new national cemetery at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, only four or so months after the great Civil War battle there that emerged as "the...
  • Abraham Lincoln, The Gettysburg Address, November 19, 1863

    11/19/2018 8:39:26 AM PST · by EveningStar · 251 replies
    Many | November 19, 1863 | Abraham Lincoln
    Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should...
  • On this date in 1863

    11/19/2018 8:13:49 AM PST · by Bull Snipe · 12 replies
    in the town of Gettysburg, PA. President Lincoln delivers a short speech dedicating the new National Cemetery there.