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01-12-2022, 06:50 PM
Post: #3901
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A religious preacher?

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Is king o' men for a' that” Robert Burns
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01-12-2022, 07:15 PM
Post: #3902
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Theodore Parker?

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01-13-2022, 05:43 AM
Post: #3903
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Michael and Rob --> you both are now getting very warm.
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01-13-2022, 03:18 PM
Post: #3904
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Hint #2: He was a candidate for President in 1844.
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01-13-2022, 04:26 PM
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Hint #2.5: He was killed several months before the Presidential election in 1844.
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01-13-2022, 04:50 PM
Post: #3906
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Joseph Smith?

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01-14-2022, 05:53 AM
Post: #3907
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Excellent, Rob. Indeed it was Joseph Smith, the Mormon leader. As far as I know, there is no evidence Smith and Abraham Lincoln ever met. It is known, however, that Lincoln did some reading about the Mormons while President. On November 18, 1861, the following books were borrowed from the Library of Congress and sent to the White House at Lincoln's request: John Williams Gunnison's Mormons, or Latter Day Saints, John Hyde's Mormonism:Its Leaders and Designs, and Joseph Smith, Jr.'s The Book of Mormon; An Account Taken by the Hand of Mormon from the Plates of Nephi.
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02-23-2022, 06:55 PM
Post: #3908
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Please, no googling. Thanks.

A person memorialized Edward Baker in a poem after Colonel Baker was killed in action at the Battle of Ball's Bluff.

The first line of the poem:

"There was no patriot like Baker"

What is the name of the person who wrote the poem?
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02-23-2022, 08:00 PM
Post: #3909
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Walt Whitman would be too easy, so I'll get that out of the way early on.

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02-23-2022, 08:04 PM
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Willie Lincoln.
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02-24-2022, 05:52 AM
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Right on Susan! I did not know about Willie's poem until hearing about it during the History Channel's series on Lincoln. For the words, please see Dr. Samuel Wheeler's page here:

http://lincolnstudies.blogspot.com/2007/...baker.html

Also, note the first comment below the poem on that page. Any opinions?
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02-24-2022, 06:54 AM
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(02-24-2022 05:52 AM)RJNorton Wrote:  Right on Susan! I did not know about Willie's poem until hearing about it during the History Channel's series on Lincoln. For the words, please see Dr. Samuel Wheeler's page here:

http://lincolnstudies.blogspot.com/2007/...baker.html

Also, note the first comment below the poem on that page. Any opinions?

I believe William W. Lincoln wrote the entire poem.

"So very difficult a matter is it to trace and find out the truth of anything by history." -- Plutarch
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03-29-2022, 11:41 AM
Post: #3913
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No googling, use of books, etc., please.

During President-elect Abraham Lincoln's Inaugural train ride the tracks passed by a cemetery where a previous President was buried. The train slowed, and Lincoln stood on the rear platform. With his hat off, the President-elect bowed out of respect.

What was the name of this deceased President?
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03-29-2022, 03:34 PM
Post: #3914
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I'm trying to remember the inaugural train route which I think went through Ohio- if so it could be Pres. Harrison. I also think it went through Massachusetts so it could be John Adams.
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03-29-2022, 05:22 PM
Post: #3915
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Kudos, Anita!! Yes, Abraham Lincoln's inaugural train passed the grave of William Henry Harrison on February 12, 1861. Members of Harrison's surviving family were at the gravesite as the train slowly passed the town of North Bend, Ohio.
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