Lincoln-Lee Legion certificate, 1914.
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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...
Lincoln League established by Anti-Saloon League founder Howard Hyde Russell in ca. 1903 to promote the signing of abstinence pledges by children; in 1912 organization was renamed Lincoln-Lee Legion to make it more appealing to southern children and their parents. Both Abraham Lincoln and Robert E. Lee were teetotalers. The society pledge called for a lifetime commitment to abstain from alcoholic beverages and pledge signing drives were heavily promoted at churches, Sunday schools, and temperanc...
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 ...