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January 25, 1863
President Lincoln puts Major General Joseph Hooker in command of the Army of the Potomac.

January 27, 1838
Lincoln speaks at the Young Men's Lyceum in Springfield, Illinois on "The Perpetuation of Our Political Institutions."

January 28, 1861
President-elect Lincoln writes the first draft of his First Inaugural Address in Springfield, Illinois.

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Lincoln's Words
"I appeal to you again to constantly bear in mind that with you, and not with politicians, not with Presidents, not with office-seekers, but with you, is the question, "Shall the Union and shall the liberties of this country be preserved to the latest generation?"
--Speech to Gov. Morton in Indianapolis, February 11, 1861

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