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.
Did You Know?
Charles Middleton, who plays Lincoln's father, Tom, in ABE LINCOLN IN ILLINOIS, played Abe Lincoln in THE PHANTOM PRESIDENT. See more
During the parade bringing Stephen Douglas to town for a Lincoln/Douglas debate in 1858, the band plays bits of the song "When Johnny Comes Marching Home", which was not written until 1863. See more
Abe carried New Salem by 205 votes to 3.
My boys are out tryin' to find the 3 skunks who voted wrong.
Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #26.18
The Men of the West
Traitional Irish marching song
Lyrics latter written by Willianm Rooney in 1900.
Melody with different lyrics heard at campaign rall See more