Lincoln, Abraham  (1809 – 1865)
American Politician. Sixteenth President of the United States. Born near Hodgenville, Kentucky. Moved to Little Pigeon Creek, Indiana, in 1816. Lead a hard pioneer life during his childhood. Attended a log-cabin school at short intervals and was largely self-instructed. Moved to New Salem, Illinois in 1833, after service in the Black Hawk War where he was elected Captain of the Sangamon County Rifles. Worked in a number of positions including general merchant and postmaster before being elected as a member of the State House of Representatives in 1834, 1836, 1838, and 1840. Was admitted to the bar in 1836; moved to Springfield, Illinois, in 1837 and engaged in the practice of law with several partners. Was elected as a Republican President of the United States in 1860; reelected in 1864 and served from March 4, 1861, until he was assassinated in Washington, D.C., April 14, 1865. He died the following day; and is interred in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Illinois.

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release of Confederate soldier (August 23, 1864) Abraham Lincoln
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President Lincoln directs the release of a Confederate prisoner, it appears that he is not an officer.

 

 
 
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