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The Martyrs and Heroes of Illinois in the Great Rebellion

Excerpt from The Martyrs and Heroes of Illinois in the Great Rebellion: Biographical Sketches The sixteenth President of the United States was the son of Thomas and Nancy Lincoln, and was born in Hardin (now Larue) county, Kentucky, on the 12th of February, 1809. When he reached his seventh year, he was sent to a school kept by Caleb Hazel, who lived in the neighborhood of his father's log cabin, and whose exercises consisted of the two fundamental branches - reading and writing. Owing to the family moving to another State, Abraham had to relinquish his practiced studies for a life of hard work on his father's farm, a year covering the entire schooling he received. The journey from Kentucky to Spencer county, Indiana, he has been heard to declare, constituted one of his hardest trials of pioneer experience. Hardy toil, blended with sport in the woods with his ri e, simple but healthy fare, and repose in a loft, beneath the roof of the hut, formed the daily routine of outward physical being of our hero, and such an existence as imparted vigor and strength to his system. In the autumn of 1818, he had to mourn the loss of his mother, an excellent woman, who had religiously trained him in the ways of pleasantness, and moulded her son's impres sible nature in the paths of honesty and wisdom, which gave him the grand characteristic title in later years of Honestii president lincoln. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works."
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