Less than a week after the disastrous Union defeat at Fredericksburg, Virginia, on December 13, 1862, Abraham Lincoln confronted one of the most serious political crises he faced during the war. The debacle fed mounting frustration among Republicans over the administration’s conduct of the war. Led by its Radical members, the Senate Republican caucus tried to force Secretary of State William H. Seward out of the Cabinet. The Radicals accused Seward of opposing vigorous prosecution of the...
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Ever wonder why the name “Fido” has become synonymous with dogs? It all goes back to a very special dog belonging to Abraham Lincoln.
Lincoln always had a fondness for animals, and it has been speculated that he relied on his pets to help get him through...
Author Harold Holzer discusses his book, Lincoln at Cooper Union: The Speech That Made Abraham Lincoln President.