J.R. (a Congregational minister) diary, 1851-1882.
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Abraham Lincoln (born February 12, 1809, Sinking Spring Farm near Hodgenville, Kentucky-died April 15, 1865, Washington, D.C.) was the sixteenth President of the United States from 1861 until his death by assassination. He was the son of a Kentucky frontiersman, Thomas Lincoln, and Nancy Hanks. In 1816, Lincoln moved to Pigeon Creek, Indiana, where he worked on his family's farm. Following his mother's death two years later, he continued working on farms until moving with his father to New Sa...
Robert Edward Lee (1807-1870) served as General of the Confederate Army in the U.S. Civil War and was president of Washington College in Lexington, Virginia from 1865 to 1870. Lee spent the first twenty-three years of his military career in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. From 1837 to 1841 he was superintending engineer for the harbor of St. Louis and the upper Mississippi and Missouri rivers. Robert E. Lee was a United States Army officer, 1829-1861; commander of Virginia forces in the ...
Joseph A. Cody of Kansas served as a private in the Frontier Guard and as U.S. Indian agent at the Upper Platte Agency in Nebraska Territory, May 14, 1861 - Apr. 14, 1862. As a member of the Frontier Guard, a volunteer company commanded by Gen. James H. Lane and composed of men from Kansas and Illinois, Cody, in the spring of 1861, protected Lincoln at the White House in the absence of regular troops. It is likely that Cody obtained his Indian agent appointment as a resu...