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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)
Abraham Lincoln. It's impossible to doubt that he felt the pain that comes with having sent thousands of men to their death, in order to free people who were enslaved for so long while preserving this very country. Each death, from both armies is clearly marked in his face.
"Our defense is in the preservation of the spirit which prizes liberty as the heritage of all men, in all lands, everywhere. Destroy this spirit, and you have planted the seeds of despotism around your own doors. Accustomed to trample on the rights of those around you, you have lost the genius of your own independence, and become the fit subjects of the first cunning tyrant who rises." - Abraham Lincoln criticizing supporting tyranny over liberty as Foreign Policy
Robert Todd Lincoln, first son of Abraham & Mary Lincoln only child to survive past childhood had his mother committed to mental hospital