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Born on February 12 1809 in Kentucky, he moved at a young age to the area near Springfield, Illinois. Lincoln was commander-in-chief during the American Civil War. He wrote and delivered the Gettysburg Address.
One of the most respected and beloved presidents, Lincoln has been memorialized in many city names, notably the capital of Nebraska, in corporate and product names, and with the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C..
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- Next President: Andrew Johnson
- Vice President: Hannibal Hamlin; Andrew Johnson