Tag: Abraham Lincoln

  • A Lincoln Roundup for the Gettysburg Anniversary

    On this anniversary of Lincoln’s delivery of the Gettysburg address, I thought it would be fun to revisit some of my blogposts about Lincoln. He’s been a favorite subject of mine through the years . . . . My husband and I spent a rainy, cold birthday visiting Gettysburg, so I pontificate a bit about…

  • Battlefield Birthday

    We spent the weekend celebrating my husband’s birthday on a battlefield. We walked the hallowed ground of Gettysburg, where a 3-day battle culminated in the famous Pickett’s Charge that ended with 7,000 dead soldiers. I’m feeling very irritated at Robert E. Lee right now. I felt sorry for the Confederate soldiers who had to scramble…

  • Four of My Favorite Guys

    My husband and I played tourist today, visiting “Lincoln’s Summer Cottage” in northwest DC. ?This is actually a lovely home on the grounds of the Soldiers’ Rest, a site about 3 miles north of the White House. It has been privately restored, and is available for guided tour, about an hour in length. ?There were…

  • Lincoln’s Melancholy: Did It Fuel His Sense of Purpose?

    Just before our trip to New Mexico, I picked up an old issue of the Atlantic Monthly?(Oct 05) to read on the plane. ?I don’t remember how the magazine landed in my hands, but I noticed a cover story on a (then new) book: Lincoln’s Melancholy: How Depression Challenged a President and Fueled His Greatness?by…