Grant at the Soldiers' Orphans' Homestead in Gettysburg. The orphanage opened on November 20, 1866 with 22 children, ages 5 to 12. The 44 children who posed in this photo with Grant and the other dignitaries were from Illinois, Michigan, Maryland, New York, and Pennsylvania. On each Memorial Day, the children took part in a ceremony by laying flowers on the graves in the Soldiers' National Cemetery. Sadly, in 1876, as a result of several scandals, the Orphanage was closed.
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D.W. Wilber, interesting to have heard in recent days Barack Obama claim that the Republican nominee for president is “unfit” to serve as the nation’s chief executive. Harsh criticism coming from a former community organizer whose record in the Illinois state Senate consisted of mostly “present” votes on legislative issues, and who served in the United States Senate for less than two years before he announced his own candidacy for president.
The Thomas Lincoln family built this simple cabin upon their arrival in Illinois in 1830. Like so many other Americans, the Lincolns decided to migrate westward after facing poor prospects in southern Indiana. They found their way to central Illinois, near Decatur. The twenty-one year old Abraham resented his father's demands that he work the family farm without compensation, and soon left home for the young village of New Salem, Illinois.