• Inside the Lincoln Sitting Room

    Lincoln Home

    National Historic Site Illinois

The Battles: Lincoln Responds

| 2nd Manassas |
August 28-30, 1862

| Antietam |
September 16-18, 1862

| Gettysburg |
July 1-3, 1863

| Vicksburg |
Siege: May 18-July 4, 1863

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Potrait of Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass said Lincoln was "the first great man that I talked with in the United States freely, who in no single instance reminded me of the difference between himself and myself, of the difference of color." Lincoln Home National Historic Site, Illinois