Abe Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln depicted in a mural in Ottawa, Illinois, returning from the Black Hawk War, 1832.

I was prompted to post this and the following image after I read that Steven Spielberg just cast Jeremy Irons to play Lincoln in a movie. The Black Hawk war lasted only a few months, and Lincoln saw no action except against mosquitoes. Interestingly, Jefferson Davis also served in that war.

Another mural in Ottawa, Illinois, depicting the first Lincoln-Douglas debate.

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