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!

2010 P Uncirculated Satin Finish Abraham Lincoln Presidential Dollar BU (B02) 2010 P Uncirculated Satin Finish Abraham Lincoln Presidential Dollar BU (B02) on sale for another 30m for only $2.75... And possibly even less at auction!
2010 D Uncirculated Satin Finish Abraham Lincoln Presidential Dollar BU (B02) 2010 D Uncirculated Satin Finish Abraham Lincoln Presidential Dollar BU (B02) on sale for another 30m for only $2.75... And possibly even less at auction!
2010 D Uncirculated Satin Finish Abraham Lincoln Presidential Dollar BU (B01) 2010 D Uncirculated Satin Finish Abraham Lincoln Presidential Dollar BU (B01) on sale for another 30m for only $2.75... And possibly even less at auction!
2010 P Uncirculated Satin Finish Abraham Lincoln Presidential Dollar BU (B01) 2010 P Uncirculated Satin Finish Abraham Lincoln Presidential Dollar BU (B01) on sale for another 30m for only $2.75... And possibly even less at auction!
The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln the Abraham Lincoln Association Springfie The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln the Abraham Lincoln Association Springfie on sale for another 33m for only $54.63... And possibly even less at auction!
1905 1ST EDWIN STANTON CIVIL WAR ABRAHAM LINCOLN'S SECRETARY OF WAR ILLUSTRATED 1905 1ST EDWIN STANTON CIVIL WAR ABRAHAM LINCOLN'S SECRETARY OF WAR ILLUSTRATED on sale for another 35m for only $59.99... And possibly even less at auction!
First Among Equals: Abraham Lincoln's Reputation During His Administration by Ha First Among Equals: Abraham Lincoln's Reputation During His Administration by Ha on sale for another 36m for only $93.68... And possibly even less at auction!
ABRAHAM LINCOLN Republican Nominee For President Hannibal Hamlin 1860 Newspaper ABRAHAM LINCOLN Republican Nominee For President Hannibal Hamlin 1860 Newspaper on sale for another 42m for only $44.00... And possibly even less at auction!
The Greatest Americans Series: Speeches from George Washington, Abraham Lincoln The Greatest Americans Series: Speeches from George Washington, Abraham Lincoln on sale for another 46m for only $98.98... And possibly even less at auction!
The Assassin's Accomplice: Mary Surratt and the Plot to Kill Abraham Lincoln The Assassin's Accomplice: Mary Surratt and the Plot to Kill Abraham Lincoln on sale for another 46m for only $12.83... And possibly even less at auction!
366 Days in Abraham Lincoln's Presidency: The Private, Political, and Military D 366 Days in Abraham Lincoln's Presidency: The Private, Political, and Military D on sale for another 47m for only $5.95... And possibly even less at auction!
Abraham Lincoln; Second Inaugural Address; Antique Photograph Abraham Lincoln; Second Inaugural Address; Antique Photograph on sale for another 49m for only $19.99... And possibly even less at auction!
Yarns and stories by Abraham Lincoln, America's greatest story teller ... Volume Yarns and stories by Abraham Lincoln, America's greatest story teller ... Volume on sale for another 52m for only $62.64... And possibly even less at auction!
portrait of Abraham Lincoln framed portrait of Abraham Lincoln framed on sale for another 1h 1m for only $5.00... And possibly even less at auction!
NEW Abraham Lincoln by Francis Grierson NEW Abraham Lincoln by Francis Grierson on sale for another 1h 2m for only $37.86... And possibly even less at auction!
Abraham Lincoln: A Biography by Charnwood, Lord Abraham Lincoln: A Biography by Charnwood, Lord on sale for another 1h 7m for only $3.73... And possibly even less at auction!
NWOT VTG NEW ERA PRO MODEL USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN CVN-72 VIP SNAP BACK NAVAL MEMOR NWOT VTG NEW ERA PRO MODEL USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN CVN-72 VIP SNAP BACK NAVAL MEMOR on sale for another 1h 8m for only $29.99... And possibly even less at auction!
ANTIQUE VTG CAST IRON ABRAHAM LINCOLN BOOKENDS ANTIQUE VTG CAST IRON ABRAHAM LINCOLN BOOKENDS on sale for another 1h 9m for only $14.99... And possibly even less at auction!
NEW men's crew socks 🎩🎩 ABRAHAM LINCOLN 🎩🎩 president  USA grey and black NEW men's crew socks 🎩🎩 ABRAHAM LINCOLN 🎩🎩 president USA grey and black on sale for another 1h 10m for only $11.00... And possibly even less at auction!
Abraham Lincoln Memorial Bridge, Highway 30, Blair, Nebraska Abraham Lincoln Memorial Bridge, Highway 30, Blair, Nebraska on sale for another 1h 10m for only $5.99... And possibly even less at auction!
Abraham Lincoln, George McLellan Army Revue Engraving  1861 Abraham Lincoln, George McLellan Army Revue Engraving 1861 on sale for another 1h 13m for only $90.00... And possibly even less at auction!
Abraham Lincoln Cabinet Leslies Engraving 1861 Abraham Lincoln Cabinet Leslies Engraving 1861 on sale for another 1h 13m for only $90.00... And possibly even less at auction!
Abraham Lincoln Army Revue, A. R. Waud Engraving  1863 Abraham Lincoln Army Revue, A. R. Waud Engraving 1863 on sale for another 1h 13m for only $90.00... And possibly even less at auction!
Antique Guttapercha Cane BUst of Abraham Lincoln Political Walking Stick Antique Guttapercha Cane BUst of Abraham Lincoln Political Walking Stick on sale for another 1h 14m for only $1,500.00... And possibly even less at auction!
NEW The Works of Abraham Lincoln ..... Volume 2 NEW The Works of Abraham Lincoln ..... Volume 2 on sale for another 1h 15m for only $36.41... And possibly even less at auction!
Poster Print Wall Art entitled USS Abraham Lincoln transits the Pacific Ocean Poster Print Wall Art entitled USS Abraham Lincoln transits the Pacific Ocean on sale for another 1h 23m for only $29.99... And possibly even less at auction!
Premium Thick-Wrap Canvas Wall Art entitled USS Abraham Lincoln transits the Premium Thick-Wrap Canvas Wall Art entitled USS Abraham Lincoln transits the on sale for another 1h 24m for only $49.99... And possibly even less at auction!
Poster Print Wall Art entitled Vintage Civil War print of Abraham Lincoln riding Poster Print Wall Art entitled Vintage Civil War print of Abraham Lincoln riding on sale for another 1h 24m for only $23.99... And possibly even less at auction!
Abraham Lincoln Memorial Bridge, Highway 30, Blair, Nebraska 1929 Abraham Lincoln Memorial Bridge, Highway 30, Blair, Nebraska 1929 on sale for another 1h 25m for only $5.99... And possibly even less at auction!
The North's Civil War: Abraham Lincoln, Constitutionalism, and Equal Rights... The North's Civil War: Abraham Lincoln, Constitutionalism, and Equal Rights... on sale for another 1h 27m for only $95.00... And possibly even less at auction!
Abraham Lincoln - The Prairie Years & The War Years by Carl Sandburg HARDCOVER Abraham Lincoln - The Prairie Years & The War Years by Carl Sandburg HARDCOVER on sale for another 1h 29m for only $10.00... And possibly even less at auction!
Abraham Lincoln's Humorous Stories (2006, Paperback) Abraham Lincoln's Humorous Stories (2006, Paperback) on sale for another 1h 29m for only $23.94... And possibly even less at auction!
Premium Thick-Wrap Canvas Wall Art entitled Abraham Lincoln, 1809 Premium Thick-Wrap Canvas Wall Art entitled Abraham Lincoln, 1809 on sale for another 1h 30m for only $52.99... And possibly even less at auction!
Poster Print Wall Art entitled Abraham Lincoln, 1809 Poster Print Wall Art entitled Abraham Lincoln, 1809 on sale for another 1h 30m for only $34.99... And possibly even less at auction!
Poster Print Wall Art entitled Abraham Lincoln Poster Print Wall Art entitled Abraham Lincoln on sale for another 1h 31m for only $31.99... And possibly even less at auction!
NEW Abraham Lincoln in the National Capital by Allen Culling Clark NEW Abraham Lincoln in the National Capital by Allen Culling Clark on sale for another 1h 31m for only $61.19... And possibly even less at auction!
undated Illinois passenger car license plate - Abraham Lincoln undated Illinois passenger car license plate - Abraham Lincoln on sale for another 1h 34m for only $9.00... And possibly even less at auction!
Obsequies of Abraham Lincoln: In Union Square, New York, April 25, 1865. Printed Obsequies of Abraham Lincoln: In Union Square, New York, April 25, 1865. Printed on sale for another 1h 34m for only $50.25... And possibly even less at auction!
USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN-72) 1992 WESTPAC USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN-72) 1992 WESTPAC on sale for another 1h 35m for only $22.99... And possibly even less at auction!
USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN-72) 1991 MAIDEN CRUISE USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN-72) 1991 MAIDEN CRUISE on sale for another 1h 35m for only $22.99... And possibly even less at auction!
1980 Yield House Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd Lincoln Clothed Porcelain Dolls 1980 Yield House Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd Lincoln Clothed Porcelain Dolls on sale for another 1h 39m for only $99.00... And possibly even less at auction!
Father Abraham: Lincoln's Relentless Struggle to End Slavery (Paperback or Softb Father Abraham: Lincoln's Relentless Struggle to End Slavery (Paperback or Softb on sale for another 1h 39m for only $25.62... 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!