Abraham Lincoln

 US #153 from the 1870-71 National Bank Note Printing.
May 3, 1861

Winfield Scott’s “Anaconda Plan” 

On May 3, 1861, General-in-Chief Winfield Scott presented a plan to end the Civil War without a great loss of life – it was later dubbed the “Anaconda Plan.”

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 U.S. #1731 was issued on Sandburg’s 100th birthday in his hometown.
January 6, 1878

Birth of Carl Sandburg 

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Carl Sandburg was born on January 6, 1878, in Galesburg, Illinois.

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 U.S. #573 was the only bi-color stamp in the Series of 1922-25.
December 2, 1863

Statue of Freedom Completed 

On December 2, 1863, the Statue of Freedom was placed atop the U.S. Capital to a 35-gun salute.

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 U.S. #555 is based on a photo taken just a few days before Lincoln’s 55th birthday.
February 27, 1860

Lincoln’s Cooper Union Address 

On February 27, 1860, Abraham Lincoln gave one of the most important speeches of his career – the Cooper Union Address.

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