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Commander-in-Chief Lincoln's Legacy Space

Research and Inferences Offered by Judi Moreillon, Ph.D.



Facts and Inferences

Abraham Lincoln, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front

President Abraham Lincoln

Mood: Melancholic

Personal Data:
Sex: Male
Born: February 12, 1809
Zodiac sign: Aquarius
Marital status: Married to Mary Todd

Children: 3 of 4 sons died in childhood

Sign Up Date: March 1861

My Favorites:

Song: "The Battle Cry of Freedom"

Book/newspapers: "Oh, Captain! My Captain!" (poem) by Walt Whitman and The National News (newspaper)

Film: "Cold Mountain"

Colors: Red, White, and Blue

Friends: General Ulysses S. Grant, John Stewart of The Daily Show, and President Barack Obama

Personal Background:

Birthplace: Sinking Spring Farm in Hardin County, Kentucky in a one-room cabin

Hometown: Springfield, Illinois

Education: Attended 18 months of schooling, self-taught, avid reader

Training and occupation: Self-taught lawyer

Height: Six feet, 4 inches plus a stovepipe hat

Weight: Thin but strong!


Professional goals: President of the United States, Maintain the Union

Personal goals: To survive all of the personal and professional tragedies that life has dealt me


With whom would I like to have dinner?

Mahatma Gandhi

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Hero: Henry Clay

Hobbies/Sports: Chopping wood and wrestling

Quote: "Whenever I hear any one arguing for slavery I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally."

Sample Blog Post:

Posted to the Blue and the Gray Blog on July 5, 1863:

Fellow citizens, the news has just reached me that the Battle at Gettysburg is thankfully over, but not before tens of thousands of brave American soldiers died on the battlefield. We are American people. We must preserve the Union. Together, we can overcome our problems. Let us stop this war of brother against brother. We are all blue; we are all gray. We are all one nation.

Political views and affiliations:

Party: Whig

Actions in current events: Speech at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Ambition: To live to see the Union preserved and return to my home in Springfield, Illinois

Work Cited

"Abraham Lincoln, Head-and-shoulders Portrait, Facing Front." Library of Congress. Web. 15 Jan. 2011. <>.

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Launched: December 2010
Updated: 16 October 2012