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When U.S. President Abraham Lincoln was informed that Mrs. Lydia Bixby had lost five sons fighting for the Union in the Civil War, he wrote this, perhaps the most famous of all, condolence letters

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Cases including the contents of Abraham Lincoln’s pockets, Top Hat and Greatcoat from the night of the assassination. Items now on display as part of “Silent Witnesses” at the Ford’s Theatre Center for Education and Leadership. Photo by Gary Erskine.

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Lincoln's letter to a mother of five young men who lost their lives in the Civil War.

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The Life of a Legend: President Abraham Lincoln Infographic. Get details about Abraham Lincoln's genealogy & family tree, discover facts about his life & more in this Infographic from GenealogyBank.com.

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- Google+==Flora Stewart was 117 years old when this photo was taken in New Hampshire in 1867. That means she was born in 1750. She saw this country founded and lived to see the Revolutionary War, the Civil War and the end of slavery. She saw George Washington and Abraham Lincoln as Presidents.

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Colorized photos of Abraham Lincoln

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abraham lincoln gettysburg address images | Bill of Rights Institute: Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address ...Nov. 19, 1863.

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Ford's Theatre-where President Abraham Lincoln was shot by John Wilkes Booth at the end of the Civil War.

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The gun that John Wilkes Booth used to kill Abraham Lincoln in 1865

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