RECOMMENDATION OF NAVAL OFFICERS
Message to Congress.
Washington, D.C., May 14, 1862.
To Senate and house of representatives:
The third section of the “Act further to promote
Sixteenth president of the United States and president during the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) was immortalized by his Emancipation Proclamation, his Gettysburg Address, and two outstanding ...
As a young man, Lincoln had taken flatboat trips down the Ohio and Mississippi rivers. While traveling, he saw other boats become unavoidably grounded on sandbars that were created by the river's shif...