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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

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