On this date in 1863, the Battle of Gettysburg raged into the second of three days of savage and deadly fighting. It was perhaps the most important battle in American history, as it turned the tide towards the Union. In the first two years of the Civil War, the Confederacy had shown itself to be […]Read More Burying the Hatchet at Gettysburg
On this date in 1858, the famous series of debates between Abraham Lincoln and Senator Stephen Douglas began in Illinois. They would debate seven times, one for each congressional district in Illinois. Douglas had served in Congress for 15 years, and was nationally known. Lincoln had no Congressional experience and was a relative mystery. […]Read More Lincoln changed his mind, so can we.