In addition to serving as a private, Lincoln was also elected commander of his company. During this period, many militia companies elected their officers. Thirty years later, the experience of having spent three months in the field, as both an officer and a private, must have influenced his attitude toward the great armies of Citizen-Soldiers — on both sides — who fought the Civil War.
As we celebrate the bicentennial of Lincoln's birth, the th anniversary of the Civil War approaches. It will probably be commemorated, in the words of Lincoln's great second inaugural address now chiseled on the walls of his stirring memorial, "with malice toward none, with charity for all. Everyone in today's Army and Air National Guard can be proud that the man who wrote those words years ago was even for a brief moment one of them. View more State Partnership Program News ». Skip to main content Press Enter.
Home : News : Article View. The statue was made by sculptor Leonard Crunelle and was unveiled in Dixon, Ill. NEWS Feb. If Lincoln had not been president, the outcome of the war might have been very different.
Captain Abraham Lincoln was a descendant of Samuel Lincoln — , who was born in Hingham , Norfolk , England , and who, as a weaver's apprentice, emigrated to Massachusetts Bay Colony in Abraham's father John Lincoln — was born in Monmouth County in the province of New Jersey , and grew up in the Schuylkill river valley in the province of Pennsylvania.
Typical of his class, John Lincoln learned a trade, in his case weaving, to practice alongside the subsistence farming necessary on the colonial frontier. The Lincoln home farm on Hiester's Creek , in what is now Exeter Township, Berks County , was left to John's half-brothers, the children of his father's second marriage. Rebekah was the widow of James Morris and the mother of a young son, Jonathan Morris.
Abraham Lincoln learned the tanner's trade and later took his brother John as his apprentice. This family connection may have influenced Abraham's choice of occupation. He settled his family on a acre 2. Abraham built a house on his land, across Linville Creek from his parents' home.
Abraham married Bathsheba Herring c. The assertion that Abraham was first married to Mary Shipley has been refuted. During the American Revolutionary War, Abraham served as a captain of the Augusta County militia, and with the organization of Rockingham County in , he served as a captain for that county.
He was in command of sixty of his neighbors, ready to be called out by the governor of Virginia and marched where needed. In , Abraham Lincoln sold his land on Mill Creek, and in he moved his family to Kentucky, then a district of the Commonwealth of Virginia.
The family settled in Jefferson County , about twenty miles 32 km east of the site of Louisville. The territory was still contested by Native Americans living across the Ohio River. For protection the settlers lived near frontier forts, called stations, to which they retreated when the alarm was given. Abraham Lincoln settled near Hughes' Station on Floyd's Fork and began clearing land, planting corn, and building a cabin.
One day in May , Abraham Lincoln was working in his field with his three sons when he was shot from the nearby forest and fell to the ground. The eldest boy, Mordecai , ran to the cabin where a loaded gun was kept, while the middle son, Josiah, ran to Hughes' Station for help. Thomas, the youngest, stood in shock by his father.
From the cabin, Mordecai observed a Native American come out of the forest and stop by his father's body. The Native American reached for Thomas, either to kill him or to carry him off. Mordecai took aim and shot the Indian in the chest, killing him. A stone memorializing Captain Abraham Lincoln was placed in the cemetery in Bathsheba Lincoln was left a widow with five underage children. She moved the family away from the Ohio River, to Washington County , where the country was more thickly settled and there was less danger of a Native American attack.
Under the law then operating, Mordecai Lincoln, as the eldest son, inherited two-thirds of his father's estate when he reached the age of twenty-one, with Bathsheba receiving one-third. The other children inherited nothing. Life was hard, particularly for Thomas, the youngest, who got little schooling and was forced to go to work at a young age.
He used to enjoy telling of his ignorance and the expedients adopted in giving his commands to the company. Once when he was marching, twenty men abreast, across a field it became necessary to pass through a narrow gateway into the next field. He said:. Captain Lincoln had his sword taken from him for shooting within limits. Many have wondered that a man of Lincoln's intelligence should have been guilty of this stupid infraction of ordinary army regulations.
All unconscious of solving a historic mystery, "Uncle Billy" Baker related the following story which explains that the shooting was purely accidental:. Lincoln used to come often to our house and talk it all over with father, when I was a boy, and I've heard them laugh over their experiences in that war.
The best joke of all was this: Father received orders one day to throw log bridges over a certain stream the army had to cross. He felled some tall, slim [ black walnuts—the only ones he could find there—and the logs were so smooth and round that they were hard to walk on any time.
This day it rained and made them very slippery. Half of the soldiers fell into the stream and got a good ducking. Captain Lincoln was one of those that tumbled in. He just laughed and scrambled out as quick as he could. He always made the best of everything like that. He was so long that his head and hands and feet stuck out on all sides. The boys said he looked just like a big terrapin.
After he had got himself stowed away for the night, he remembered that he hadn't cleaned his pistol, after he fell into the creek. It was what was called a bulldog pistol, because it had a blunt, short muzzle.
Abe's forefinger was long enough to use as a ramrod for it. But before he began operations he snapped the trigger and, to his astonishment, the thing went off! You see, he was a captain and ought to 'a' set a good example in military discipline. One day an old "friendly Indian" came into camp with a "talking paper" or pass from the "big white war chief. The poor old red man protested and held the general's letter before their eyes. Look—talking paper—see!
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Find A Grave Memorial For more pictures go to the Media section. Five children were born to Abraham and Bathsheba Lincoln: Mordecai born circa , Josiah born circa , Mary born circa , Thomas born , and Nancy born A few years afterward was killed by an indian One morning in early summer of , going out to his daily task in the fields with his two elder sons Mordecai and Josiah and the child Thomas, Abraham Lincoln was shot dead by an Indian from an ambush in the forest.
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Captain Abraham Lincoln I (May 13, – May 19, ) was the grandfather of the 16th U.S. president, Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln was a military captain. Captain Abraham Lincoln I was the grandfather of the 16th U.S. president, Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln was a military captain during the American Revolution, and a pioneer settler of Kentucky. Captain Abraham Lincoln of the Illinois militia ARLINGTON, Va. - Feb. 12, , is the birth date of Abraham Lincoln, the man who gets the.