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http://itschaitime.com/fresh/abraham-lincoln-facebook-profile/ Half-hearted thumb up for a couple of fun items (McClellan’s list of things about him, for instance) but this is pretty weak overall. It’s not a patch on Hamlet, whose Emo shoegazing is perfect Facebook fodder.

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http://awesometalks.wordpress.com/2008/11/06/question-about-lincoln-conspirator-execution-photos/ An interesting – if ghoulish – piece for Civil War or Lincoln buffs: In-depth examinations of Alexander Gardner’s photos of the conspirators’ execution. Some details that were new to me, such as one of the executioners becoming ill during the event, and the presence of a young drummer boy in the audience.

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Abraham Lincoln: Second Inaugural Address. U.S. Inaugural Addresses. 1989

http://www.bartleby.com/124/pres32.html A fitting tribute to an inauguration of one bookish Illinois lawyer, is the inauguration speech of another. Lincoln the Deist evokes a lot of scripture here. It’s satisfying to think that the Bible upon which Obama laid his hand today might well have been the one thumbed-through for reference while composing thoughts on binding […]

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Abraham Lincoln and Friends – Abraham Lincolns Illinois friends &Abraham Lincoln in DC

http://www.mrlincolnandfriends.org/ Next month marks Abraham Lincoln’s 200th birthday. I can’t think of a better way to celebrate than to delve into this wonderfully researched guide to the characters that surrounded the man.

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Abraham Lincoln – Wikiquote

http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Abraham_Lincoln Dear George W. Bush, It is now for them to demonstrate to the world that those who can fairly carry an election can also suppress a rebellion; that ballots are the rightful and peaceful successors of bullets; and that when ballots have fairly and constitutionally decided, there can be no successful appeal back to […]

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http://www.brightcove.com/title.jsp?title=1119147737&channel=714332816 This is a neat animated map showing the course of the US Civil War as it related to major engagements and army movements. While it cannot capture any of the social or economic factors that contributed to the downfall of the Confederacy, troop movements have always been the hardest thing for me to visualise. […]

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http://www.visi.com/~tomcat/poetry/Grant.shtml It’s 8 days too early to post for the real anniversary of Appomattox, but the combination of Palm Sunday + April Fools makes posting this today quite fitting.

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USS Monitor Center – Museum – Review – New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/03/10/arts/design/10cent.html The Times reports on a newly opened museum dedicated to the USS Monitor – the Union’s first ironclad. I’m a sucker for all things Civil War, but the scope of this museum sounds intriguingly wider than the usual swords an’ cannons. …What was ending was not just the technology of sail. The seaman’s center […]

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http://members.aol.com/Jerund/musicbox.html Fantastic archive of Civil War era songs, played as per the sheet music of the day. This is particularly useful for math idiots like myself, who would love to play new pieces but for whom sight reading is difficult.

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http://www.geocities.com/quantrillsoc/index.html One of the Civil War’s most infamous characters, William Clarke Quantrill, led a band of pro-slavery thugs into raids and massacres of innocent civilians and surrendered Union soldiers. Those of his followers – teenagers for the most part – who did not die violently during the war died violently after it: The most celebrated […]

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