Biopic of Abe Lincoln, 16th President of he United States, from his early days in backwoods Kentucky to his election as President. After a time running livestock to New Orleans, he settles in New Salem where he meets and falls in love with Ann Rutledge who is already engaged to someone. Abe makes a home for himself in New Salem, eventually running a store and becoming the postmaster. He's popular with the locals and is eventually elected to the State legislature but afterward established himself in the practice of law. He eventually meets Mary Todd who would become his wife and and is sent to Washington as a Congressman before he is elected president. Written by
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The song "Battle Hymn of the Republic" is played and sung by a choral group in the last scene as he is going to Washington to become President, in 1861. The song was written by Julia Ward Howe
in 1861, but after Lincoln had been inaugurated and the Civil War had started. See more
[discussing why he can't face Mary Todd before his marriage to her
I'd have to tell her that I have hatred for her infernal ambition. That I don't want to be ridden and driven onward and upward through life with her whip bashing me and her spurs digging in me. If her poor little soul craves importance in life let her marry Stephen Douglas. He's ambitious too. I want only to be left alone.
Version of Abe Lincoln in Illinois
When Johnny Comes Marching Home
Music by Louis Lambert
(Psuedonymn for Patrick Sarsfield Gilmore)
Played a bit by a band in a\Stephen Douglas parade See more