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Abraham Lincoln

Aftermath of the Civil War

As the nation tries to process the death and funeral of Abraham Lincoln, events around the country bring the war to an end and sets up the path toward reunification.

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Lincoln Wins Reelection

On November 8, 1864, President Abraham Lincoln won reelection to a second term, defeated General George B. McClellan.  While Lincoln’s reelection chances had initially appeared bleak, Union military vistories in the late summer and fall propelled his party to victory … Full Post

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Lincoln Plans for Reconstruction

In December 1863, President Abraham Lincoln issues his Proclamation of Amnesty and Reconstruction, which established provisions by which ex-Confederates could apply for pardons, and the governments of seceded states could be restored to the Union.

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A New Birth of Freedom

President Abraham Lincoln dedicates the national cemetery at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania with his immortal Gettysburg Address, while the Confederate besiege Chattanooga and Knoxville, Tennessee.

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