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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 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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Presidential Proclamation (April 15, 1861)

Ranking #41 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “Whereas, the laws of the United States have been for some time past and now are opposed, and the execution thereof obstructed, in the States of South Carolina,

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Presidential Proclamation (April 19, 1861)

Ranking #42 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “Now, therefore, I, Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States … have further deemed it advisable to set on foot a blockade of the ports within the States

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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 Orville Browning (September 22, 1861)

Contributing Editors for this page include Ana Kean and Leah Miller Ranking #47 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “That you should object to my adhering to a law, which you had assisted in making,

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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 John Fremont (September 2, 1861)

Contributing Editors for this page include Thomas Warf Ranking #57 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “Two points in your proclamation of August 30th give me some anxiety.” On This Date HD Daily Report, September

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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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General War Order No. 1 (January 27, 1862)

Ranking #59 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “Ordered that the 22nd day of February 1862, be the day for a general movement of the Land and Naval forces of the United States against the

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Presidential Proclamation (May 19, 1862)

Ranking #65 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “I, Abraham Lincoln, president of the United States, proclaim and declare, that the government of the United States, had no knowledge, information, or belief, of an intention

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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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Speech at Great Central Sanitary Fair (June 16, 1864)

Contributing Editors for this page include Susan Johnson Ranking #73 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “War, at the best, is terrible, and this war of ours, in its magnitude and in its duration, is

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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 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 John Dix (January 14, 1863)

Ranking #104 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “The proclamation has been issued. We were not succeeding—at best, were progressing too slowly—without it. Now, that we have it, and bear all the disadvantage of it,

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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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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 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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