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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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Annual Message (December 1, 1862)

Contributing Editors for this page include Gary Emerson Ranking #60 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “Fellow-citizens, we cannot escape history. We of this Congress and this administration, will be remembered in spite of ourselves.” On This

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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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Remarks on Colonization (August 14, 1862)

Contributing Editors for this page include Marsha Greco, Adam Grant Kelley and Katie Kilker Ranking #66 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “This afternoon the President of the United States gave audience to a Committee

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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 Salmon Chase (September 2, 1863)

Ranking #68 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “Knowing your great anxiety that the emancipation proclamation shall now be applied to certain parts of Virginia and Louisiana which were exempted from it last January, I

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Proclamation of Thanksgiving (October 3, 1863)

Ranking #69 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies.” On This Date HD Daily Report, October

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Presidential Proclamation (December 8, 1863)

Contributing Editors for this page include Michael Van Wambeke Ranking #70 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents   Annotated Transcript “And I do further proclaim, declare, and make known, that whenever, in any of the States of

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Letter to Lydia Bixby (November 21, 1864)

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, that you are the mother of five sons

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Letter to Michael Hahn (March 13, 1864)

Contributing Editors for this page include Adam Grant Kelley Ranking #72 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “I barely suggest for your private consideration, whether some of the colored people may not be let in—as,

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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 Thurlow Weed (March 15, 1865)

Ranking #74 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “Men are not flattered by being shown that there has been a difference of purpose between the Almighty and them. To deny it, however, in this case,

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Letter to David Hunter (December 31, 1861)

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 a letter in good temper.” On This Date

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Letter to Hannibal Hamlin (September 28, 1862)

Ranking #85 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “The North responds to the proclamation sufficiently in breath; but breath alone kills no rebels.” On This Date HD Daily Report, September 28, 1862 Custom Map View

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Response to Serenade (July 7, 1863)

Contributing Editors for this page include Emily Weiss Ranking #86 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “How long ago is it?—eighty odd years—since on the Fourth of July for the first time in the history

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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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Annual Message (December 8, 1863)

Contributing Editors for this page include Emily Weiss Ranking #88 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “…When Congress assembled a year ago the war had already lasted nearly twenty months, and there had been many

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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 Union Delegation (June 9, 1864)

Contributing Editors for this page include Rhonda Webb Ranking #90 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “I have not permitted myself, gentlemen, to conclude that I am the best man in the country; but I

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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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Annual Message (December 6, 1864)

Ranking #100 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “… At the last session of Congress a proposed amendment of the Constitution abolishing slavery throughout the United States, passed the Senate, but failed for lack 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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