Abraham Lincoln Biography

Try This Search - It's Smart!

Welcome to Abraham Lincoln Biography

Abraham Lincoln Biography To many standing in the sunshine that cool November day, there was an eerie feeling about the place. It was quiet now, except for the droning voice of the speaker at the podium, and the fields that stretched for miles around them were all empty and hushed. Still, it seemed as if the sounds of battle still hovered and if one listened closely, one could hear their ghostly echoes - the screams of the wounded, the agonized moans of the dying, the explosion of guns and cannons, the yell of the battle cry, and the sobs of men who were watching their comrades, their leaders, even their own brothers and sons, being killed before them.

It had been four months now since the most frightful battle of the Civil War had been fought outside the town of Gettysburg. The battle had turned the course of the war towards an inevitable Union victory, but at terrible cost to both sides. Over 40,000 soldiers had been buried where they fell, blue and gray together. Then there had been a movement to have them reburied and their graves marked, making Gettysburg a National Cemetery. At the dedication ceremony this November day, a well-known orator named Edward Everett had been asked to give the keynote address. Then the President had been asked to add a few words.

Everett had been speaking for two hours to a large crowd that had grown accustomed to the elaborate speeches of the 1860's. Just the same, when he finished the crowd was beginning to get restless. They paid little attention when their tall, lanky president in his black clothes and high silk hat, took the flag-draped platform. He adjusted his spectacles, briefly scanned his two sheets of paper and began to speak.

He had started writing his speech at home in Washington but he was still scribbling away at it when his train rattled into Pennsylvania that morning. Now, he was afraid his speech would be an anti-climax after the long oratory of Everett.

He began, his high, twangy voice reaching out to the crowd, his eyes sometimes leaving his paper to make contact with his audience. But the attention of his audience wandered. Few absorbed what he said and when he finished - only two and a half minutes later - there was only a smattering of applause. Lincoln was distressed. "I ought to have prepared it with more care," he said later.

When he returned to the White House, the President felt ill and feverish. He had been tired now for a long time - a very long time. His friends had advised him to get some rest but his response had been: "The part that is tired is inside, out of reach." Now his doctor diagnosed a mild case of small pox and sent him to bed. In that bed the next morning, he read the newspaper accounts of his speech. Most said it was unremarkable, even trivial.

It would be a while before the speech at Gettysburg would be recognized as the masterpiece it is - one of the simplest, most beautiful summaries of the higher purpose of the war and of America itself. The last lines of the Gettysburg Address are familiar to almost every person in America:

"...We here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain; that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom; and that government of the people, by the people, and for the people, shall not perish from the earth."

The speaker had predicted that his words that day would be "little noted, nor long remembered." He was wrong. The people of the United States have never forgotten the words spoken that November in Gettysburg, as war raged on between the north and south. And they have never forgotten the man who spoke them and saved the union from division - President Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln is probably the most admired and best loved of all American presidents, and among the greatest, if not the greatest leader, the country has ever known. He guided the United States through the most devastating experience in its history; he emancipated the slaves; he defined his country's goals more eloquently than anyone since the Founding Fathers; he preserved the Union; and perhaps most importantly - he proved to the world that democracy can be a strong and lasting form of government.

Besides all his achievements in government, Abraham Lincoln himself became a living symbol of the American dream that anyone, no matter how humble their origins, can rise to their greatest potential and attain their highest aspirations.

This website is all about Abraham Lincoln and Abraham Lincoln biography. We have Lincoln collectibles, portraits, paintings, coins, books, movies and much more. Everything listed on our website is at the lowest possible prices. We find great deals on eBay, Amazon, antique stores, discount retailers and collectors and we pass on savings found to you. You can use the search promp at the top right hand side to search for anything Abraham Lincoln you want and you will instantly find the best deals on them online.

 

The following items are just a small fraction of many incredible auctions that are currently available.You can find some of the amazing items below and more at very low prices. They are here on our site!

Recollections of Abraham Lincoln 1847-1865 by Ward Hill Lamon Paperback Book (En Recollections of Abraham Lincoln 1847-1865 by Ward Hill Lamon Paperback Book (En on sale for another 33m for only $29.04... And possibly even less at auction!
Life Of Abraham Lincoln -Civil War SLAVERY- Birth of Republican Party com @ $500 Life Of Abraham Lincoln -Civil War SLAVERY- Birth of Republican Party com @ $500 on sale for another 33m for only $225.00... And possibly even less at auction!
Paths of Inland Commerce: Trail Road and Waterway, Abraham Lincoln ed 1920 Paths of Inland Commerce: Trail Road and Waterway, Abraham Lincoln ed 1920 on sale for another 35m for only $18.60... And possibly even less at auction!
"Whatever You are, Be a good One." -Abraham Lincoln Wood Shelf Sitter Block Sign on sale for another 37m for only $3.67... And possibly even less at auction!
Classic Abraham Lincoln Picture in Gold Wood Frame w/matte Civil War 9 Classic Abraham Lincoln Picture in Gold Wood Frame w/matte Civil War 9"x11" MED on sale for another 39m for only $18.99... And possibly even less at auction!
INDIA 1965 ABRAHAM LINCOLN FDC BOMBAY # 238 INDIA 1965 ABRAHAM LINCOLN FDC BOMBAY # 238 on sale for another 39m for only $2.99... And possibly even less at auction!
Abraham Lincoln and Men of War-Times: Some Personal Recollections of War and Pol Abraham Lincoln and Men of War-Times: Some Personal Recollections of War and Pol on sale for another 40m for only $31.31... And possibly even less at auction!
USS Abraham Lincoln CVN-72 Photo Carrier Military  USN CVN 72 Black n White USS Abraham Lincoln CVN-72 Photo Carrier Military USN CVN 72 Black n White on sale for another 44m for only $9.15... And possibly even less at auction!
934) ABRAHAM LINCOLN PHOTO TAKEN BY MATHEW BRADY IN 1863 THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 934) ABRAHAM LINCOLN PHOTO TAKEN BY MATHEW BRADY IN 1863 THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS on sale for another 44m for only $4.95... And possibly even less at auction!
Abraham Lincoln Antique Picture Made on Stretched Canvas Wall Art Decor Ready to Abraham Lincoln Antique Picture Made on Stretched Canvas Wall Art Decor Ready to on sale for another 44m for only $29.98... And possibly even less at auction!
Abraham Lincoln Portrait, Wall Picture Art on Stretched Canvas, Ready to Hang! Abraham Lincoln Portrait, Wall Picture Art on Stretched Canvas, Ready to Hang! on sale for another 45m for only $19.98... And possibly even less at auction!
Abraham Lincoln in Newspaper Picture Made on Stretched Canvas Wall Art Decor Rea Abraham Lincoln in Newspaper Picture Made on Stretched Canvas Wall Art Decor Rea on sale for another 48m for only $29.98... And possibly even less at auction!
Abraham Lincoln Sitting Portrait Picture by Healy on Stretched Canvas, Wall Art Abraham Lincoln Sitting Portrait Picture by Healy on Stretched Canvas, Wall Art on sale for another 48m for only $19.98... And possibly even less at auction!
22. NICE HIGH RELIEF TOKEN 16th PRESIDENT ABRAHAM LINCOLN 1861-1965 22. NICE HIGH RELIEF TOKEN 16th PRESIDENT ABRAHAM LINCOLN 1861-1965 on sale for another 49m for only $12.50... And possibly even less at auction!
President Abraham Lincoln Vignette, Ink on Paper, Beautiful Details [1754.120] President Abraham Lincoln Vignette, Ink on Paper, Beautiful Details [1754.120] on sale for another 51m for only $56.94... And possibly even less at auction!
1984 Abraham Lincoln Medal With Eagle Reverse 1984 Abraham Lincoln Medal With Eagle Reverse on sale for another 52m for only $4.99... And possibly even less at auction!
1881 PICTORIAL HISTORY OF THE GREAT CIVIL WAR ABRAHAM LINCOLN SLAVERY U.S. GRANT 1881 PICTORIAL HISTORY OF THE GREAT CIVIL WAR ABRAHAM LINCOLN SLAVERY U.S. GRANT on sale for another 52m for only $100.00... And possibly even less at auction!
Abraham Lincoln The War Years 1939 Carl Sandburg Four Volume Set Abraham Lincoln The War Years 1939 Carl Sandburg Four Volume Set on sale for another 53m for only $39.95... And possibly even less at auction!
Mongolia ABRAHAM LINCOLN 150th ANNIVERSARY Gold Coin 1000 Togrog 2015 Proof 0.5g Mongolia ABRAHAM LINCOLN 150th ANNIVERSARY Gold Coin 1000 Togrog 2015 Proof 0.5g on sale for another 55m for only $49.90... And possibly even less at auction!
America's Civil War Magazine Mar 93 Rapidan River Abraham Lincoln Booth Forrest America's Civil War Magazine Mar 93 Rapidan River Abraham Lincoln Booth Forrest on sale for another 55m for only $13.95... And possibly even less at auction!
ABRAHAM LINCOLN ART (6)FINE lithograph print collection 8 X 10 ABRAHAM LINCOLN ART (6)FINE lithograph print collection 8 X 10" on sale for another 56m for only $30.00... And possibly even less at auction!
George Washigoton 1797, John Adams 1801, Abraham Lincoln 1865 - coin George Washigoton 1797, John Adams 1801, Abraham Lincoln 1865 - coin on sale for another 56m for only $34.99... And possibly even less at auction!
Abraham Lincoln/Gettysburg Commemorative Medal -- 52mm Abraham Lincoln/Gettysburg Commemorative Medal -- 52mm on sale for another 56m for only $6.99... And possibly even less at auction!
Abraham Lincoln Portrait Painting Picture on Stretched Canvas, Wall Art Decor, R Abraham Lincoln Portrait Painting Picture on Stretched Canvas, Wall Art Decor, R on sale for another 56m for only $29.98... And possibly even less at auction!
Abraham Lincoln Abraham Lincoln " if we falter" Autograph Quote 8 x 10 Photo Picture #nm2 on sale for another 58m for only $5.99... And possibly even less at auction!
Vintage USS Abraham Lincoln CVN-72 Snapback Cap Hat Cover Vintage USS Abraham Lincoln CVN-72 Snapback Cap Hat Cover on sale for another 59m for only $14.99... And possibly even less at auction!
Abraham Lincoln Abraham Lincoln " if we falter" Autograph Quote 11 x 14 Photo Picture #nm2 on sale for another 1h for only $13.99... And possibly even less at auction!
Abraham Lincoln Relic  Earth from the Birthplace Hodgenville, Larue County, Ky. Abraham Lincoln Relic Earth from the Birthplace Hodgenville, Larue County, Ky. on sale for another 1h 1m for only $24.99... And possibly even less at auction!
President Abraham Lincoln     President Abraham Lincoln "LINCOLN'S LAST DAYS" 2012 ed by Bill O'Reilly on sale for another 1h 3m for only $10.00... And possibly even less at auction!
Honestly Abe: A Cartoon Biography of Abraham Lincoln Honestly Abe: A Cartoon Biography of Abraham Lincoln on sale for another 1h 13m for only $4.48... And possibly even less at auction!
Nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN-72) 8X12 PHOTOGRAPH Nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN-72) 8X12 PHOTOGRAPH on sale for another 1h 14m for only $7.61... And possibly even less at auction!
Bronze Plaque of Abraham Lincoln Bronze Plaque of Abraham Lincoln on sale for another 1h 14m for only $300.00... And possibly even less at auction!
JOHN WILKES BOOTH *2X3 FRIDGE MAGNET* ASSASSIN ABRAHAM LINCOLN ACTOR FORD'S SHOT JOHN WILKES BOOTH *2X3 FRIDGE MAGNET* ASSASSIN ABRAHAM LINCOLN ACTOR FORD'S SHOT on sale for another 1h 18m for only $4.95... And possibly even less at auction!
USED (GD) The Inner Life of Abraham Lincoln: Six Months at the White House USED (GD) The Inner Life of Abraham Lincoln: Six Months at the White House on sale for another 1h 18m for only $18.22... And possibly even less at auction!
LEGO® MOVIE SERIES - 71004 - ABRAHAM LINCOLN - minifigure (#5) BRAND NEW! LEGO® MOVIE SERIES - 71004 - ABRAHAM LINCOLN - minifigure (#5) BRAND NEW! on sale for another 1h 20m for only $12.88... And possibly even less at auction!
1959 Press Photo Statue of Abraham Lincoln at Lincoln High School Building 1959 Press Photo Statue of Abraham Lincoln at Lincoln High School Building on sale for another 1h 23m for only $15.88... And possibly even less at auction!
President Abraham Lincoln 1865 Portrait Autograph 8 x 10 Photo Picture #h1 President Abraham Lincoln 1865 Portrait Autograph 8 x 10 Photo Picture #h1 on sale for another 1h 23m for only $5.99... And possibly even less at auction!
50+ Books on the Assassination Death of Abraham Lincoln & His Dark Side CD DVD 50+ Books on the Assassination Death of Abraham Lincoln & His Dark Side CD DVD on sale for another 1h 25m for only $8.00... And possibly even less at auction!
2010 D Abraham Lincoln Presidential Dollar Roll ( PR8 ) 2010 D Abraham Lincoln Presidential Dollar Roll ( PR8 ) on sale for another 1h 26m for only $64.95... And possibly even less at auction!
US 2010 D Presidential Dollar  Abraham Lincoln $1 BU Coin US 2010 D Presidential Dollar Abraham Lincoln $1 BU Coin on sale for another 1h 27m for only $3.53... And possibly even less at auction!
We Are Lincoln Men (Abraham Lincoln and His Friends) We Are Lincoln Men (Abraham Lincoln and His Friends) on sale for another 1h 28m for only $3.99... And possibly even less at auction!
2009 Abraham Lincoln Proof and Uncirculated P&D Set With Proof Set Box And C.O.A 2009 Abraham Lincoln Proof and Uncirculated P&D Set With Proof Set Box And C.O.A on sale for another 1h 30m for only $23.99... And possibly even less at auction!

 

All of the items shown above are both sales and auctions that are going on this minute! All can be found somewhere on our website, and the fastest way to find one is to use our Search box at the top right hand corner. Thanks for visiting Abraham Lincoln Biography!

 

 
Latest Posts:
 
  Recent Abraham Lincoln biography Searches
 

 

 


 


 

 

Try This Search - It's Smart!