Thursday, February 12, 2009

I share a birthday

I share a birthday with Union Major General Winfield Scott Hancock (February 14), II Corps Commander.

Noted birthday

Today is the 200th birthday of President Abraham Lincoln.

That is something to celebrate.

Born on the frontier.
No more than a few years education.
Taught himself the law.
Became a circuit lawyer.
Elected to the Illinois Legislature.
Served a term in the US Congress.
Failed to be elected Senator.
Elected the 16th President.
Saw his nation at war with each other.
Took great risks.
Became the driving force for freeing the slaves.
Became a martyr as victory was achieved.

Listed as one of the 5 greatest Presidents.

Born 200 years ago today.

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Remembering February 1, 1861

Texas seceded on February 1, 1861, one of the original group of states to do so.

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