Union poster, 1863: Men of Color - To Arms! (The Emancipation Proclamation authorized the enrollment of black troops. Altogether, 186,000 black soldiers served in the Union army and another 29,000 served in the navy, accounting for nearly ten percent of all Union forces and 68,178 of the Union dead or missing. Twenty-four African Americans received the Congressional Medal of Honor for extraordinary bravery in battle) #CivilWar
Abraham Lincoln was president of the United States from 1861 until his assassination in 1865. He was born in a log cabin and grew up on the American frontier, educated himself by reading borrowed books. As president he is best remembered for leading the Union through the Civil War and freeing slaves with the 1863 Emancipation Proclamation; for delivering the Gettysburg Address, and for his tragic assassination by John Wilkes Booth.
Official White House Portrait of Abraham Lincoln (by George Peter Alexander Healy, 1869) ~ 16th President of the United States. (Term: 1861-1865) Abraham Lincoln was the first president to be assassinated while in office. He led the country during the Civil War, and he issued the Emancipation Proclamation.
Abraham Lincoln - This is one of the only photographs of Abraham Lincoln in his White House office. It was taken by Anthony Berger, a Brady operator, to assist the artist Francis B. Carpenter in his massive painting of Lincoln reading the Emancipation Proclamation to his cabinet.