In Times of Anguish

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I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom.

Abraham Lincoln
Letter to a mother whose five sons were killed in action
Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Prayerbook 1944
From – “Endowed by Their Creator”


The photograph of Abraham Lincoln was taken on October 3, 1862 on the Battlefield of Antietam. This is perhaps the best outdoor portrait of Lincoln extant. He is shown standing next to Allan Pinkerton (Left) and General McClernand (Right).

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