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Photographs provided by Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

             This photo of Lincoln with his youngest               In this image depicting President Lincoln
             son ‘Tad’ was taken at Brady’s studio in              accompanied by his son and a small guard of
             February of 1864 and shows the father                 soldiers visiting Richmond in April of 1865;
             and son looking at a photo album. This                the group is surrounded by African Americans
             photo was widely reproduced for Civil War             some of whom are kneeling before him. Lincoln
             Veterans to sell in order to augment their            famously remarked ‘Don’t kneel to me. That is
             income for basic needs.                               not right. You must kneel to God only, and thank
                                                                   him for the liberty you will hereafter enjoy.’

                              ith malice toward none, with charity for all, with

                  “W firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let
                  us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation’s

                  wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle and
                  for his widow, and his orphan, to do all which may achieve
                  and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with

                  all nations.” . . .

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