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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Charles Middleton, who plays Lincoln's father, Tom, in ABE LINCOLN IN ILLINOIS, played Abe Lincoln in THE PHANTOM PRESIDENT. See more
When Crimmin and the other politicians initially walk into the Lincoln home, there are seven i the group. However, in the proverbial smoke-filled room, there are eight. See more
A house divided against itself cannot stand. The government cannot endure permanently half slave and half free.
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