12 February, 1809 - 15 April, 1865
Consistently ranked by scholars and the public as one of our three greatest presidents he, during his presidency, led this country through its greatest military, constitutional and moral crisis
American Civil War -
His Gettysburg address, delivered at the dedication
of the Soldier's National Cemetery, November 19, 1863, became the most quoted speech in American history
During the coming months, as we approach the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's assassination and burial at Springfield, Ill., we will attempt to provide items of historical interest and educational value
on this page.