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Letter to Grace Bedell (October 19, 1860)

Ranking #10 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “My dear little Miss….” Audio Version On This Date HD Daily Report, October 19, 1860 Image Gallery   Close Readings Matthew Pinsker: Understanding Lincoln: Letter to Grace

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Letter to Mary Todd Lincoln (April 16, 1848)

Ranking #12 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “In this troublesome world, we are never quite satisfied….” Audio Version On This Date HD Daily Report, April 16, 1848 Image Gallery Close Readings Matthew Pinsker: Understanding

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Letter to Joseph Hooker (January 26, 1863)

Ranking #13 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “I have placed you at the head of the Army of the Potomac….” Audio Version On This Date HD Daily Report, January 26, 1863 Image Gallery  

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Letter to Reverdy Johnson (July 26, 1862)

Ranking #14 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “I am a patient man….” Audio Version On This Date HD Daily Report, July 26, 1862 Image Gallery Close Readings Matthew Pinsker: Understanding Lincoln: Letter to Reverdy

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Letter to Ulysses S Grant (January 19, 1865)

Ranking #24 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “Please read and answer this letter as though I was not President, but only a friend….” Audio Version On This Date HD Daily Report, January 19, 1865

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Letter to George McClellan (October 13, 1862)

Contributing Editors for this page include Brian Elsner and Susan Segal Ranking #44 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript Context. George Brinton McClellan was appointed the Commander of the Army of the Potomac in 1861 and

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Letter to George McClellan (October 25, 1862)

Contributing Editors for this page include Brian Elsner and Thomas Warf Ranking #51 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “Will you pardon me for asking what the horses of your army have done since the

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Letter to Lorenzo Thomas (November 7, 1861)

Ranking #58 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “First. We need all educate military talent we can get.” On This Date HD Daily Report, November 7, 1861 Custom Map View in Larger Map NOTE TO

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Letter to Carl Schurz (November 10, 1862)

Ranking #67 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “We have lost the elections; and it is natural that each of us will believe, and say, it has been because his peculiar views was not made

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Letter to Lydia Bixby (November 21, 1864)

Contributing Editors for this page include Michael Mazzullo Ranking #71 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents   Annotated Transcript ‘I have been shown in the files of the War Department a statement of the Adjutant General of Massachusetts,

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Letter to David Hunter (December 31, 1861)

Contributing Editors for this page include Thomas Warf Ranking #84 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “Yours of the 23rd. is received; and I am constrained to say it is difficult to answer so ugly

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Letter to George Meade (July 14, 1863)

Contributing Editors for this page include Susan Segal  Ranking #87 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “Again, my dear general, I do not believe you appreciate the magnitude of the misfortune involved in Lee’s escape.

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Letter to Mary Lincoln (September 21, 1863)

Ranking #89 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “The air is so clear and cool, and apparantly healthy, that I would be glad for you to come. Nothing very particular, but I would be glad

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Letter to Don Buell (January 13, 1862)

Ranking #98 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “With this preliminary, I state my general idea of this war to be that we have the greater numbers, and the enemy has the greater facility of

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Letter to Fanny McCullough (December 23, 1862)

Contributing Editors for this page include Megan VanGorder Ranking #99 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “It is with deep grief that I learn of the death of your kind and brave Father; and, especially,

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Letter to Arnold Fischel (December 14, 1861)

Contributing Editors for this page include Jonas Sherr Ranking #111 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “I find that there are several particulars in which the present law in regard to Chaplains is supposed to

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Letter to Cuthbert Bullitt (July 28, 1862)

Ranking #112 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “If they will not do this, if they prefer to hazard all for the sake of destroying the government, it is for them to consider whether it

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Letter to Henry Sibley (December 6, 1862)

Ranking #113 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “Ordered that of the Indians and Half-breeds sentenced to be hanged by the Military Commission, composed of Colonel Crooks, Lt. Colonel Marshall, Captain Grant, Captain Bailey, and

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Remarks to Indians (March 27, 1863)

Ranking #115 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “You have all spoken of the strange sights you see here, among your pale-faced brethren; the very great number of people that you see; the big wigwams;

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Telegram to Joseph Hooker (June 10, 1863)

Ranking #116 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “I think Lee’s Army, and not Richmond, is your true objective point.” On This Date HD Daily Report, June 10, 1863 Custom Map View in Larger Map

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Letter to Mary Lincoln (June 16, 1863)

Ranking #117 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “It is a matter of choice with yourself whether you come home. There is no reason why you should not, that did not exist when you went

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Letter to Ulysses Grant (July 13, 1863)

Contributing Editors for this page include Michael LoSasso and Michael Van Wambeke Ranking #118 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “My Dear General: I do not remember that you and I ever met personally. I write

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Letter to William Sherman (December 26, 1864)

Contributing Editors for this page include Andrew Villwock and Rhonda Webb Ranking #120 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “Many, many, thanks for your Christmas-gift—the capture of Savannah. When you were about leaving Atlanta for the

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Letter to the King of Siam (February 3, 1862)

Contributing Editors for this page include Sara Combs Ranking #128 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “I appreciate most highly Your Majesty’s tender of good offices in forwarding to this Government a stock from which

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Letter to George McClellan (April 9, 1862)

Contributing Editors for this page include Brian Elsner and Michael Van Wambeke Ranking #129 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “I beg to assure you that I have never written you, or spoken to you,

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