John Nicolay and John Hay were Lincoln’s two closest aides in the White House, and helped to craft the image of the President we have today.
Abraham Lincoln signed it. A lot of scholars say he didn’t write it. Now, newly discovered evidence helps solve an enduring mystery.
The stirring Civil War document featured in Saving Private Ryan grew out of a lie and probably wasn’t really written by Lincoln
To stave off despair, the President relied on a sense of humor that was rich, self-deprecating—and surprisingly bawdy
The United States remained officially neutral, but many Americans fought alongside both opposing armies and several became legendary heroes