Lincoln, Abraham - Research Article from Americans at War

This encyclopedia article consists of approximately 6 pages of information about Lincoln, Abraham.
This section contains 1,774 words
(approx. 6 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Lincoln, Abraham Encyclopedia Article

Lincoln, Abraham

(b. February 12, 1809; d. April 15, 1865) Sixteenth president of the United States (1861–1865).

Abraham Lincoln's life was lived under the shadow of war. During his lifetime he would witness three major American wars: the War of 1812, the War with Mexico (1846–1848), and the Civil War (1861–1865).

Born in Kentucky to impoverished parents, Lincoln migrated with his family to Indiana and then to Illinois, where he left his father's farm in 1831 to settle in New Salem, Illinois, and try his hand unsuccessfully at business. In 1832, the Sac and Fox chieftain, Black Hawk, attempted to resettle his followers on lands near Rock Island, Illinois, which they had previously vacated by treaty. Governor John Reynolds called out the Illinois militia, and New Salem's militia company was sworn into state service on April 28, 1832, with Lincoln elected as captain for thirty days' service. He re-enlisted two...

(read more)

This section contains 1,774 words
(approx. 6 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Lincoln, Abraham Encyclopedia Article
Copyrights
Macmillan
Lincoln, Abraham from Macmillan. Copyright © 2001-2006 by Macmillan Reference USA, an imprint of the Gale Group. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook