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3-D map of Lincoln’s Presidential Cottage created

Researchers employing the use of lasers have created a 3-D map of Abraham Lincoln's presidential cottage found in Washington, D.C. “It’s a step up from a panoramic photo, because a panoramic photo has a certain amount of distortion and it’s always from a fixed point,” Stull said. “With a panoramic photo,

Remains of Abraham Lincoln’s courthouse found

Part of the footprint of the 1836 courthouse where Abraham Lincoln worked has been found in Illinois. The discovery by archaeologists Floyd Mansberger and Christopher Stratton came about an hour after an excavator started digging on the south side of the McLean County Museum of History. It was the first day

Things you didn’t know about Lincoln’s assassination + DVD giveaway!

Narrated by Oscar winner Tom Hanks and produced by Tony Scott & Ridley Scott Killing Lincoln delivers a thrilling perspective into the criminal mind of John Wilkes Booth and his co-conspirators. The DVD is available today from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment and we're giving away a copy to a

Report from first doctor to examine Abraham Lincoln found

A 21-page report written by the first doctor to examine Abraham Lincoln after the president was show in the head has been found in the National Archives. The Army surgeon, who sat 40 feet from Lincoln at Ford's Theater that night in April 1865, saw assassin John Wilkes Booth jump to

Evidence shows Abraham Lincoln tried to deport slaves

Newly discovered documents found in British archives show that Abraham Lincoln wanted to send many slaves to toil in British colonies in the Caribbean. Although earlier historians have conceded that he did propose sending some of the freed slaves to new colonies, they have dismissed it as a ruse designed to

Did Abraham Lincoln’s assassin get away?

Some people believe that John Wilkes Booth actually survived long-past when he supposedly committed suicide twelve days after assassinating President Abraham Lincoln. Now the Booth family are hoping to use DNA testing on the bones of the man who committed suicide and compare it to the DNA of Edwin Booth,

Voice of Disneyland’s robotic Lincoln takes criticism

The robotic Abraham Lincoln at Disneyland has received a technological overhaul, but his voice has remained the same...and incorrect. Instead, Disney dusted off and remastered the original 40-plus-year audio recordings made by character actor Royal Dano. And Dano's rendition, despite being identified in the public's mind as the voice of Lincoln,

Seven Civil War stories your teacher never told you

Mental_Floss has compiled a list of seven interesting facts you may or may not have known about the Civil War. 7. The armies weren't all-male - Hundreds of women on both sides pulled a Mulan, assuming male identities and appearances so that they might fight for their respective nations. Some of them did

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