ABRAHAM LINCOLN (1861-1865)

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OVERVIEW:

BORN:
February 12, 1809 (Hardin County, Kentucky)

POLITICAL PARTY:
Whig, Republican

CAREER:
Postmaster of New Salem, IL (1833-1836)
Deputy County Surveyor (1834-1836)
IL House of Representatives (1834-1841)
U.S. House of Representatives (1847-1849)
Failed U.S. Senate Candidate (1855, 1858)
President (1860-1685)

DIED:
April 15, 1865 (Washington, DC)

BIOGRAPHIES:

Miller Center
American National Biography
Biographical Directory of Congress
White House
American Presidents (C-SPAN)
Wikipedia

FIRST LADY:

Marry Todd Lincoln
Mary Todd Lincoln

VICE PRESIDENTS:

Hannibal Hamlin
Hannibal Hamlin
Andrew Johnson
Andrew Johnson

 


RESOURCES:

 

 

Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum
Papers of Abraham Lincoln
Lincoln Papers (Library of Congress)
Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln
The Law Practice of Abraham Lincoln
Lincoln Log (Daily Chronology of Lincoln’s Life)
Public Papers (American Presidency Project)
Abraham Lincoln Association
Smithsonian
Journal of the Abraham Lincoln Association
Abraham Lincoln Online
Speech Archive (Miller Center)
Gettysburg Address Exhibit (Library of Congress)
Online Books (University of Pennsylvania)
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection

RECOMMENDED BOOKS:

1860 ELECTION:

1861 INAUGURATION:

Abraham_lincoln_inauguration_1861
1861 Address (Reading Copy, Transcript)
Library of Congress (1861)
Joint Congressional Committee (1861)

1864 ELECTION:

1865 INAUGURATION:

1865 Address (Reading Copy, Transcript)
Library of Congress (1865)
Joint Congressional Committee (1865)

CABINET/ STAFF:


Secretary of the Interior:
James Harlan (1865)
John P. Usher (1863–1865)
Caleb B. Smith (1861–1863)

Attorney General:
James Speed (1864–1865)
Edward Bates (1861–1864)

Secretary of the Navy:
Gideon Welles (1861–1869)

Postmaster General:
William Dennison (1864–1866)
Montgomery Blair (1861–1864)

Secretary of State:
William H. Seward (1861–1865)

Secretary of the Treasury:
Hugh McCulloch (1865)
William P. Fessenden (1864–1865)
Salmon P. Chase (1861–1864)

Secretary of War:
Edwin M. Stanton (1862–1868)
Simon Cameron (1861–1862)

Counselors/ Advisors:
John M. Hay (1861-1865)
John G. Nicolay (1861-1865)

SUPREME COURT NOMINEES:

The Justices of the Supreme Court in 1867 , (from left to right): David Davis, Noah H. Swayne, Robert Cooper Grier, James M. Wayne, Chief Justice Salmon P. Chase, Samuel Nelson, Nathan Clifford, Samuel F. Miller, and Stephen J. Field. (National Portrait Gallery)

Salmon Chase (1864-1873)
Stephen J. Field (1863-1897)
David Davis (1862-1877)
Samuel F. Miller (1862-1890)
Noah Swayne (1862-1881)

CONGRESS:

Construction of the U.S. Capitol Dome  in 1862 (Architect of the Capitol)

Speakers of the House:
Galusha A. Grow (1861-1863)
Schulyer Colfax (1863-1869)

Presidents Pro Tempore  of the Senate:
Solomon Foot (1861-1864)
Daniel Clark (1864-1865)

1865 ASSASSINATION:


The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln (PBS)
Library of Congress
The Contents of Lincoln’s Pockets (Library of Congress)
The Trial of the Lincoln Assassination Conspirators
New York Times

IMAGE GALLERY:

 

HISTORIC SITES:

LincolnHome
Lincoln Home National Historic Site
Lincoln Home Virtual Tour
Ford’s Theatre
Abraham Lincoln Birthplace
Lincoln’s Cottage at the Soldier’s Home
Lincoln Memorial
Gettysburg

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