Category: Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln was known for poking fun at himself. During a debate, when his opponent called him two-faced, he replied, “Honestly, if I were two-faced, would I be showing you this one?”

Abraham Lincoln’s ghost is the most popular ghost story in the White House. Lincoln’s ghost is said to have haunted the White House since his death, and has been reported by over 20 employees and residents, including first ladies, Harry Truman, Teddy Roosevelt, and Winston Churchill.

Abraham Lincoln kept his important documents inside his hat.

The (Abraham) Lincoln family line has been extinct since December 24, 1985, when its last undisputed descendant, Robert Todd Lincoln Beckwith, died without any children.

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Ralph Lincoln, an 11th generation cousin of President Abraham Lincoln. source

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Photographer Mathew Brady captured over 7000 photos of the US Civil War (including the portrait of Lincoln that would be used for the $5 bill), which have become the most important visual documentation of the period. He died in debt after the US gov’t did not buy his master-copies after the war. source

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A few weeks before Abraham Lincoln was elected president, 11 year old Grace Bedell sent Lincoln a letter encouraging him to grow a beard, writing, “All the ladies like whiskers and they would tease their husbands to vote for you…” By the time of his inauguration, Lincoln had a full beard.