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Abraham Lincoln
"If any personal description of me is thought desirable, it may be said, I am, in height, six feet, four inches, nearly; lean in flesh, weighing, on an average, one hundred and eighty pounds; dark complexion, with coarse black hair, and grey eyes - no other marks or brands recollected."

SOURCE: Abraham Lincoln, in a brief biographical sketch, December 20, 1859.

Abraham Lincoln

"I have been driven many times upon my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go. My own wisdom and that of all about me seemed insufficient for that day."

SOURCE: Lincoln Observed: The Civil War Dispatches of Noah Brooks edited by Michael Burlingame (Baltimore, Johns Hopkins University Press, 1998).

THE LINCOLNS' FIRST SON
Robert Lincoln
THE LINCOLNS' SECOND SON
Eddie Lincoln
THE LINCOLNS' THIRD SON
Willie Lincoln
THE LINCOLNS' FOURTH SON
Tad Lincoln
A GHOST IN THE WHITE HOUSE?
The Lincoln Bedroom
Abraham Lincoln

"A house divided against itself cannot stand. I believe this government cannot endure permanently half-slave and half-free. I do not expect the Union to be dissolved - I do not expect the house to fall - but I do expect it will cease to be divided. It will become all one thing or all the other."

SOURCE: Lincoln's 'House-Divided' Speech in Springfield, Illinois, June 16, 1858.

ABRAHAM LINCOLN'S BROTHER
Tommy Lincoln
THE SHOT THROUGH LINCOLN'S HAT
Lincoln Escapes Death in 1864
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 1809
The Birth of Abraham Lincoln
ABRAHAM LINCOLN'S SISTER
Sarah Lincoln Grigsby
THE EARLIEST KNOWN PHOTOGRAPH OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN
A Daguerreotype of a Beardless Lincoln in His Late 30ís
LINCOLN'S THOUGHTS ON THE RANK AND FILE
Abraham Lincoln Quotes About Labor and Work
GIVING THANKS EACH NOVEMBER
Abraham Lincoln and Thanksgiving
THE WHITE HOUSE STABLE FIRE OF 1864
Lincoln Futilely Fought the Flames
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