Abraham Lincoln Allen Pinkerton General John McClernand
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Abraham Lincoln Allen Pinkerton General John McClernand
 

Allan Pinkerton, President Abraham Lincoln, and Major General John A. McClernand; Antietam, Maryland

Photograph from the main eastern theater of the war, Battle of Antietam, September-October 1862.

At Antietam (or Sharpsburg), on Sept. 19, 1862, the casualties numbered 23,000-- nine times greater than those of D-Day in World War II.

The Union victory turned back General Lee's invasion of the North, negated his intent to get Abe Lincoln to sue for peace, and provided a rationale to declare the abolition of slavery.

General McClernand commanded the 1st Division of the 8th Illinois Volunteer Regiment, which fought at Fort Donelson and Shiloh.

In 1861, Allan Pinkerton thwarted a plot to assassinate Presisent Abraham Lincoln, and, at the President's request, started the Secret Service. His Operatives later used a double agent to uncover a Confederate plan to free 8,000 prisoners of war.

DVDs

Biography - Abraham Lincoln: Preserving the Union


American Experience - Abraham and Mary Lincoln: A House Divided


Lincoln Life and Legacy Documentary
Abraham Lincoln: His Life & Legacy
Comprehensive four-DVD set presents a complex portrait of a man who many consider to be our greatest commander-in-chief, but who considered himself "the loneliest man in the world." Bringing to life the tumultuous times in which Lincoln led his country, some of his finest Civil War moments, and his final hours


The Last Days of the Civil War - Biography: Abraham Lincoln & Robert E. Lee, Civil War Journal: Jefferson Davis

Young Readers

Meet Abraham Lincoln (Meet)

Abe Lincoln's Hat
(Step into Reading, Step 3)


Abraham Lincoln
(Rookie Biographies)


Books

Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln

Big Enough to Be Inconsistent: Abraham Lincoln Confronts Slavery and Race

Lincoln: The Presidential Archives




Abraham Lincoln

Abe Lincoln Assasination

Kindle Available
Lincoln Women
Lincoln's Ladies: The Women in the Life of the Sixteenth President

The tumultuous experiences Abraham Lincoln had with women have long been chronicled. Lincoln's Ladies attempts to answer the questions of how he was affected by the women in his life and how he affected them. Abandoned through death by his mother, his sister, and his sweetheart, Ann Rutledge, Lincoln found it difficult to relate to women and developed an emotional barrier that often antagonized them.
Civil War Picture Album
American Civil War Exhibits
Documents of the Civil War
Ships and Naval Battles
Civil War Battles by Campaign
Confederate Commanders
Union Generals
State Battle Maps
Civil War Summary
United States Army Timeline
Kids Zone Causes of the War

Reliving the Civil War
A Reenactor's Handbook




7-Quart Dutch Oven with Spiral Handle Bail and Iron Cover
A perfect pot for making pot roast, simmering slow-cooked stews, or making your own soup stock. Cast Iron. A must for re-enactors campsites.

Kindle Available

Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln
A multiple biography of the entire team of personal and political competitors that Lincoln put together to lead the country. Five of the key players, four of whom contended for the 1860 Republican presidential nomination and all of whom later worked together in Lincoln's cabinet.

Lincoln's Melancholy: How Depression Challenged a President and Fueled His Greatness
The deep melancholy that pervaded Abraham Lincoln's life and its influence on his mature character. Mired in personal suffering as a young man, Lincoln forged a hard path toward mental health. His coping strategies and depressive insight ultimately helped the sixteenth president
Kindle Available

Lincoln and His World: The Early Years
Birth to Illinois Legislature

The story of this monumental American and bring a fascinating era of American history to life. The book covers Lincoln's birth through his first election to the Illinois legislature in 1834

Lincoln and the Indians
Civil War Policy and Politics

Overview of the system of Indian administration as it had developed by 1860. Dominated by the political spoils system and by corruption of the Indian agents. As a master of the art of pragmatic politics, Lincoln used the system as he needed to do to hold the Union together-resulting in tragedy for our country's Indian wards
Kindle Available

The Gettysburg Gospel:
The Lincoln Speech That Nobody Knows

Reconstructs what really happened in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, on November 19, 1863.

Forced into Glory
Abraham Lincoln's White Dream

This dissenting view of Lincoln's greatness surveys the president's policies, speeches, and private utterances and concludes that he had little real interest in abolition. Pointing to Lincoln's support for the fugitive slave laws, his friendship with slave-owning senator Henry Clay, and conversations in which he entertained the idea of deporting slaves

Lincoln and the Decision for War
The Northern Response to Secession

Democratic leader Stephen Douglas to Republican party leader William Seward. More than just a politcal history, letters and quotes from common townspeople provide a complete view of the perceptions of the time

Lincoln and Freedom: Slavery, Emancipation, and the Thirteenth Amendment
The history of slavery in North America, the Dred Scott decision, the evolution of Lincoln's view of presidential powers, the influence of religion on Lincoln, and the effects of the Emancipation Proclamation

Kindle Available

Grant Wins the War
Decision at Vicksburg

A brilliantly constructed new account,A penetrating analysis of Grant's strategies and actions leading to the Union victory at Vicksburg. Approaching these epic events from a unique and well-rounded perspective, and based on careful research
Kindle Available
General Kilpatrick

Kill-Cavalry: The Life of Union General Hugh Judson Kilpatrick
Nicknamed "Kill-Cavalry" because of the unusually high casualty rate among his men, cavalry commander Hugh Judson Kilpatrick was also the most notorious scoundrel in the Union army. Kilpatrick lied, thieved, and whored his way through the Civil War, yet managed to attain the stars of a major general.
Kindle Available
General Meade
Meade: Victor At Gettysburg

Meade took command only hours before his forces stumbled upon Robert E. Lee's Confederates at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in 1863. He led his men to victory in one of the most famous battles in history, but Meade was soon embroiled in political battles with fellow generals and Washington politicians
Kindle Available
Sheridan

Personal Memoirs of P.H. Sheridan
General United States Army

Philip H. Sheridan earned the enmity of many Virginians for laying waste to the Shenandoah Valley. His date and place of birth is uncertain, but he himself claimed to have been born in New York in 1831


Wargame Construction
Age of Rifles 1846 - 1905

Game lets you design and play turn-based strategic battles. You can create scenarios betwen years 1846 and 1905. You have complete control over all the units, and can customize their firepower, movement points, strength, aggressiveness, etc. Supports 1 or 2 players

History Channel: Civil War A Nation Divided
Rally the troops and organize a counterattack -- Your strategic decision and talent as a commander will decide if the Union is preserved or if Dixie wins its independence

Sid Meier's Civil War Collection
Take command of either Confederate or Union troops and command them to attack from the trees, rally around the general, or do any number of other realistic military actions. The AI reacts to your commands as if it was a real Civil War general, and offers infinite replayability. The random-scenario generator provides endless variations on the battles
video game
Campaign Gettysburg:
Civil War Battles

Campaign Gettysburg is simply the best of all the HPS Civil War games. While all of those are very good in their own right they simply do not compete with the level of detail presented here.
Hundreds of scenarios and multiple OOBs are only the start, the best thing is the campaign game


Gettysburg / Gods and Generals
The tide of the war changes during three fierce days of combat at Gettysburg [Disc 1] the gripping saga of the tactics command errors and sacrifices behind the bloodiest battle ever fought on U.S. soil. Gods and Generals [Disc 2] reveals the spirited allegiances and fierce combat of earlier Civil War struggles

Brother Against Brother
The American Civil War

Fort Sumter, to the Confederate surrender at Appomattox, Features battle reconstructions and depictions of army life, eyewitness accounts, period photographs and engravings, plus commentary and analyses.
Lincoln Life and Legacy Documentary
Abraham Lincoln: His Life & Legacy
Comprehensive four-DVD set presents a complex portrait of a man who many consider to be our greatest commander-in-chief, but who considered himself "the loneliest man in the world." Bringing to life the tumultuous times in which Lincoln led his country, some of his finest Civil War moments, and his final hours

Unsolved History ~ Plots to Kill Lincoln
Discovery Channel

Before John Wilkes Booth fired that fatal shot in the balcony of Ford's Theater, President Lincoln was the target of at least five other assassination conspiracies.


Source:
Library of Congress

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