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Mrs. Lincoln

When thinking about the Civil War and the White House, many people immediately think of Abraham Lincoln, one of our nation’s most famous presidents. Few people consider the woman who stood beside him through one of the most trying presidential terms in our history. Mary Todd Lincoln, a native of Lexington, Kentucky, when discussed, is […]

That We Here Highly Resolve

  Today marks what would be President Abraham Lincoln’s 204th birthday, and in honor of our 16th President, you get a two-for-one deal with blog posts today! In addition to this little refresher on President Lincoln, I will also be posting a more in-depth look at his wife, Mary Todd Lincoln. As I’m sure most […]

Lincoln

Over the past holiday season my family and I went to see the new Lincoln movie, starring Daniel Day-Lewis as our 16th president. I don’t want to spoil the movie for anyone who may not have seen it; however it is based on true events, so chances are you know how well Lincoln does in […]

Music Monday: Sufjan Stevens

In honor of what would have Abraham Lincoln’s 203rd birthday yesterday we bring you an Lincoln inspired Music Monday.  While this post is Lincoln inspired it is actually Lincoln’s wife Mary Todd who is the inspiration for this Sufjan Stevens song called “A Short Reprise for Mary Todd, Who Went Insane, but for Very Good […]