Abraham's Life

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In History
  • His sister was born

  • Abraham Was Born

  • Abraham moved to Indiana

    Settled in Perry County, Indiana; father, mother, sister, and self.
  • His mother died

    Mrs. Thomas Lincoln (Nancy Hanks) died; buried Spencer County, Indiana.
  • Went to school

    Schooling, a few months, 1819, '20 and '28, about six months' school.
  • Sister died

    Sister died
    died at the age 20 giving birth
  • Abraham studies for law

    Captain and private (re-enlisted) in Black Hawk War. Store clerk and merchant, New Salem. Studies for the law.
  • Abraham works

    Works for himself: boatbuilding and sailing, carpentering, hog-sticking, sawmilling, blacksmithing, river-pilot, logger, etc., in Menard County, Indiana.
  • First political speech

    First political speech
    First political speech. Henry Clay, Whig platform. Defeated through strong local vote. Deputy surveyor, at three dollars a day, Sangamon County.
  • Black Hawk War

    Black Hawk War
    Election clerk at New Salem. Captain and private (re-enlisted) in Black Hawk War. Store clerk and merchant, New Salem. Studies for the law.
  • Became a wig

    Became a wig
    Elected to State legislature as Whig.
  • Law partner with W. H. Herndon, for life.

    Law partner with W. H. Herndon, for life.
  • Republicans were formed

    Republicans were formed
    a new party, the Republicans, was taking its place. Comprised of old Whigs, disaffected Democrats and members of the Native American Party ("Know-Nothings"), its unifying theme was opposition to the institution of slavery.
  • Lincoln joined the Republican Party

    Lincoln joined the Republican Party
  • Shutting Out

    Shutting Out
    nominated for President, "shutting out" Seward, Chase, Cameron, Dayton, Wade, Bates, and McLean.
  • 16th Pres. & Civil War

    16th Pres. & Civil War
    inaugurated sixteenth President; succeeds Buchanan, and precedes his vice - Andrew Johnson, whom General Grant succeeded. Civil War began by firing on Fort Sumter, April 12.
  • emancipation announced

    emancipation announced
  • emancipation proclaimed

    emancipation proclaimed
  • Gettysburg Cemetery address

    Gettysburg Cemetery address
  • pardon to rebels proclaimed

    pardon to rebels proclaimed
  • Charge of all Union Armies

    Charge of all Union Armies
    when he placed Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant in charge of all Union armies, did Lincoln find a general in whom he had trust. Grant had previously won major victories at the Siege of Fort Donelson, Battle of Vicksburg, and Battle of Chattanooga.
  • Robert E. Lee surrendered

    Robert E. Lee surrendered
    On April 9, 1865, General Robert E. Lee surrendered the largest Confederate army to Grant following the Appomattox Campaign and the Appomattox Courthouse, virtually ending the war. Lincoln, asked what should be done with the citizens of the Confederate capital at Richmond, Virginia, responded, "I’d let ‘em up easy, let ‘em up easy."
  • Death of Abraham

    Death of Abraham
    Abraham was the first president to be assinated
  • A 5th Removal

    the whole structure solidly rebuilt, containing the martyred President, his wife, and their three children, as well as the grandson bearing Abraham's name.