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American Civil War
The Gettysburg Address
Following a decisive victory in the American Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln urged
his supporters to make sure that liberty’s advantage was not squandered.
by Abraham Lincoln 1809-1865
‘If They Can Stand It I Can’
However loud his critics shouted their disapproval,
Abraham Lincoln would neither deprive them of free speech nor change his opinions.
Sublime Christian Heroism
In replying to a letter of support from Manchester’s cotton workers,
US President Lincoln showed how deeply touched he had been.
Hugh, Bishop of Lincoln, was kind to children and animals but Kings merited firmer handling.
by Sabine Baring-Gould 1834-1924
A Letter to the President
Two years into America’s Civil War, cotton workers in Manchester defied
current opinion among politicians and the press, and pledged their support to the Union.
by Manchester Cotton Workers 1863
The Battle of Lewes
The Battle of Lewes in 1263 took place just a few miles from the Battle of Hastings
two centuries before it, and was arguably as important.
by D. H. Montgomery 1837-1928
The Copy Book
Think and Speak