Throughout his presidency, Abraham Lincoln was reportedly plagued by strange premonitions and recurring nightmares. Some say they were omens of his assassination. And in the ... aftermath of his death, Lincoln has been seen haunting the White House and elsewhere.
Abraham Lincoln is one of the most haunted-and haunting-presidents in US history. Sightings of Lincoln's ghost, as well as the ghost of his assassin, have been reported for more than 150 years. Visited by eerie premonitions, morbid dreams, and unusual events that seem too bizarre to be coincidence, Lincoln has become the source of dozens of myths and paranormal mysteries.
On an unsuspecting night in April of 1865, the world would be changed forever. Our president, while sitting with his wife, was assassinated inside Fords Theater in Washington D.C. by a man named John Wilkes Booth. The events that followed changed the lives of so many people both of that time and the present day.
Good Friday, April 14, 1865, was surely one of Abraham Lincoln's happiest days. The morning began with a leisurely breakfast in the company of his son Robert, just arrived in Washington after serving on General Grant's staff. "Well, my son, you have returned safely from the front," Lincoln said.
In 1862, in the midst of a bloody civil war, President Abraham Lincoln and his wife Mary, suffered unspeakable heartache when their young son died. To combat her grief, First Lady Mary Lincoln became a devotee of Spiritualism making the White House a center for Washington, D.C.'s Spiritualist community.
Early one morning in October 1860, while the rest of Boston lingered under blankets to delay exposure to early winter temperatures, a respectable middle-aged photographer named James Wallace Black prepared his hot-air balloon to ascend to the heavens. It would be a bright and sunny day, but when Black arrived on Boston Common the grass was still stiff with frost.
Lincoln's language and its legacy. This all began on a very long plane ride, East Coast to West, when I was reading Doris Kearns Goodwin's "Team of Rivals," her book about Abraham Lincoln and his political competitors, and how, in the course of the Civil War, he turned them into a collegial Cabinet.
From the author of The Class of 1846: "A swift-paced narrative of Lincoln's pre-presidential life." -The Washington Post Book World How did Abraham Lincoln, long held as a paragon of presidential bravery and principled politics, find his way to the White House?