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Abraham Lincoln learns the art of war in the hope that one day Americans will lay down their swords and shields and study war no more. The story spans the Civil War from 1861 through the Fall of Richmond in April 1865.
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When Lincoln is shown visiting Richmond, Virginia after its occupation by the Union Army, he passes by the bodies of a number of dead Confederate soldiers lying in the streets, implying there had been a battle for the city. In fact, Confederate General Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia had abandoned the city without resistance and moved west before the Union forces arrived. See more
[Showing the president a book
Here's a Napoleon. You still need it?
[Closing the book he was reading
No. I've been through the Seven Year War, the Thirty Year War, and the Hundred Year War. I need a furlough. You know what I've learned from all these, John, is how easy it is to be an expert after the shootin's over.