Tagged: abraham lincoln


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The Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial in Indiana

Abraham Lincoln was born in Kentucky and rose to national prominence in Illinois, but in between, he spent 14 years growing up in Indiana. Late in 1816, Thomas Lincoln moved his family–his wife Nancy...

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The Mary Todd Lincoln House in Lexington Kentucky

Mary Todd Lincoln was born in Lexington, Kentucky on December 13th, 1818, to Robert Smith Todd and Elizabeth Parker Todd. Robert was a prominent businessman who also was active in politics in Lexington. In...

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General Benjamin Butler Occupies Baltimore

The State of Maryland had divided loyalties in the Civil War. There were regiments of Maryland soldiers in the armies of both sides. Though Maryland never seceded and joined the Confederacy, it was a...