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 Lincolns arrive at the Springfield Depot while a band is playing "The Battle Cry of Freedom". The song was written in 1862, a year after Lincoln was inaugurated as president. See more
Abe carried New Salem by 205 votes to 3.
My boys are out tryin' to find the 3 skunks who voted wrong.
John Brown's Body
Music published in 1858 (authorship unclear)
Lyrics evolved in early 1860s (authorship unclear)
Instrumental version heard during Harper's Ferry sequence. See more