Timeline of Abraham Lincoln’s Life

The following is a timeline of important events in the life of Abraham Lincoln: 1637: ♦ In 1637, Abraham Lincoln’s fourth great-grandfather, Samuel Lincoln, emigrates from Norwich, England to the Massachusetts Bay Colony in North America. Later generations of the family migrate out of New England to New Jersey, Pennsylvania and then to Kentucky. 1781: … Read more

The Confederate States of America

The Confederate States of America, which existed from 1861 to 1865, was a collection of 11 states that seceded from the United States in 1860 and 1861. The Confederacy, as it was collectively known, was one of many belligerents who fought in the Civil War. The United States government never recognized the Confederates States of … Read more

Best Abraham Lincoln Costumes

If you’re looking for an Abraham Lincoln costume for a class project, a reenactment or even for a Halloween costume you have a few options to choose from. To get an easily recognizable and/or historically accurate costume, you should base your costume on a famous image of Abraham Lincoln or on an item of clothing … Read more

What Did Abraham Lincoln Wear?

Abraham Lincoln was very distinctive looking, mostly due to his height and thin frame, but also because of what he wore. Although Lincoln was not a particularly fashionable man, but like most politicians he knew personal appearance was a great way to make him stand out in a crowd, particularly while campaigning during an election. … Read more

Best Books About the Civil War

There’s definitely no shortage of books about the American Civil War. In fact, according to the  Library of Congress Civil War Desk Reference, over 70,000 books have been published on various aspects of the Civil War and more are being published every day. As result, if you want to learn more about the Civil War, … Read more

Who Fought in the Civil War?

The Civil War was a conflict between the United States of America and the Confederate States of America as well as their Native-American allies. Other countries across the world chose to remain neutral in the war, although many of them granted the Confederacy belligerent status, according to the Office of the Historian on the United … Read more

Best Books About Abraham Lincoln

It is often said that more words have been written about Abraham Lincoln than any other person in history, except for Jesus and Shakespeare. This is especially true when it comes to books about Abraham Lincoln. In fact, according to an article in the New York Times, no one knows exactly how many books about … Read more

The Disappearance of Sarah Slater: Confederate Spy and Lincoln Conspirator

Sarah Gilbert Slater was a mysterious Confederate spy who worked with both John Wilkes Booth and John Surratt prior to the assassination of Abraham Lincoln but disappeared shortly after without a trace. Federal investigators began pursuing Sarah Slater after she was mentioned in a number of testimonials during the 1865 Lincoln conspiracy trial and the … Read more