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Steaming to Freedom

The Planter, a 147-foot steamboat, began pulling away from the dock on May 13, 1862 at 4:00 am, just as the sky was beginning to show the light of another day. On board were seven slaves, which usually piloted, trimmed

Turning Point for Union

The midnight silence was broken by the sound of a horse and rider approaching. It was early in the morning of June 28, 1863, Major General George Gordon Meade had been asleep in his tent when the messenger arrived. His

Lose to Become President

Alton, Illinois – October 15, 1858 “(Right and wrong) are the two principles that have stood face to face from the beginning of time; and will ever continue to struggle,” Abraham Lincoln said in his concluding remarks of his seventh