With Malice Toward None: The Life of Abraham Lincoln Setting & Symbolism

Stephen B. Oates
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Springfield, Illinois

Springfield was where Lincoln got his political start in the state senate, and was also his launching platform for his Presidential campaign.

Gettysburg

Gettysburg, PA was the bloodiest battle in the Civil War, where Robert E. Lee's army met George Meade's Union forces. The Union emerged victorious, but each side suffered heavy casualties. Later made into a National Cemetery, when Lincoln delivered his famous Gettysburg Address.

White House, Washington

The White House was Lincoln's official home as President. He and his family lived in the West Wing, while his political and business affairs were conducted in his office.

Appomattox Courthouse

Where General Lee surrendered his army to General Grant on April 9, 1865.

Emancipation Proclamation

The Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, declaring slavery illegal and unconstitutional.

Richmond, Virginia

The Confederate capital city.

Battle of Bull Run

A humiliating defeat for the Union, when the...

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