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.
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.
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. Henry Clay, Whig platform. Defeated through strong local vote. Deputy surveyor, at three dollars a day, Sangamon County.
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
Elected to State legislature as Whig.
Law partner with W. H. Herndon, for life.
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
nominated for President, "shutting out" Seward, Chase, Cameron, Dayton, Wade, Bates, and McLean.
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.
Gettysburg Cemetery address
pardon to rebels proclaimed
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
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
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.