President Abraham Lincoln on October 3, 1862 standing on the Battlefield of Antietam. The following day his Emancipation Proclamation was published in Harper’s Weekly. Abraham Lincoln, Civilwar, Abrahamlincoln, Presidents Lincoln, U.S. Presidents, Abed Lincoln, Photo, Allan Pinkerton, The Civil War
George Grey Barnard (American, 1863–1938). Abraham Lincoln, ca. 1911–17; executed, ca. 1919. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Morris K. Jesup Fund, 1929 (29.161)
Lincoln felt he had failed the people with his short address, and yet, those 269 words were spoken and all speeches that came thereafter were measured against it. (click image)
tragic headline - Assassination of Abraham Lincoln - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assassination_of_Abraham_LincolnThe assassination of United States President Abraham Lincoln took place on Good Friday, April 14, 1865, as the American Civil War was drawing to a close.
Entering the presidential nomination process as a distinct underdog, Lincoln was eventually chosen as the Republican candidate for the 1860 election for several reasons. His expressed views on slavery were seen as more moderate than those of rivals William H. Seward and Salmon P. Chase. His "Western" origins also appealed to the newer states: other contenders, especially those with more governmental experience, had acquired enemies within the party and were weak in the critical western states.