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Encyclopedia > Fort Abraham Lincoln

Fort Abraham Lincoln was an important infantry and cavalry post about seven miles south of today's Mandan, North Dakota. It was home for several years to the U.S. 7th Cavalry Regiment, which had been assigned to Dakota Territory in fall of 1873 to the fort to provide protection for surveyors and workers constructing the Northern Pacific Railroad railroad. Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer led the 7th Cavalry westward from the fort in June of 1876 on its ill-fated expedition against the Sioux at the Battle of Little Bighorn. After the railroad to Montana was completed in 1883, the fort was no longer needed. It was officially abandoned in 1891 by order of Congress. Infantry, thought to be of the Royal Irish Rifles, in the First World War Infantry are soldiers who fight primarily on foot, although modern infantry may be transported in any number of fashions. ... Italian cavalry officers practice their horsemanship in 1904 outside Rome. ... Mandan is a city located in Morton County, North Dakota. ... The 7th United States Cavalry Regiment is a United States Army cavalry unit, whose lineage traces back to the mid-19th century. ... Dakota Territory was the name of the northernmost part of the Louisiana Purchase of the United States. ... 1873 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Northern Pacific Railway Categories: Stub | Defunct railroad companies of the United States | Idaho railroads | Minnesota railroads | Montana railroads | North Dakota railroads | Oregon railroads | Washington railroads | Wisconsin railroads ... In the U.S. Army, Air Force and Marine Corps, a lieutenant colonel is a commissioned officer superior to a major and inferior to a colonel. ... George Armstrong Custer Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer (December 6, 1839 – June 25, 1876) was an American cavalry commander in the Civil War and the Indian Wars who is best remembered for his defeat and death at the Battle of the Little Bighorn against a coalition of Native American tribes... 1876 is a leap year starting on Saturday. ... Alternative meaning: Lakota, Côte dIvoire is a département of Côte dIvoire. ... The Battle of the Little Bighorn, also called Custers Last Stand, was an engagement between a Lakota-Cheyenne combined force and the 7th Cavalry of the United States Army that took place on June 25, 1876 near the Little Bighorn River in the eastern Montana Territory. ... State nickname: Treasure State Other U.S. States Capital Helena Largest city Billings Governor Brian Schweitzer Official languages English Area 381,156 km² (4th)  - Land 377,295 km²  - Water 3,862 km² (1%) Population (2000)  - Population 926,865 (44th)  - Density 2. ... 1883 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1891 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... The Congress of the United States is the legislative branch of the federal government of the United States of America. ...


Earlier, Mandan Indians had occupied this site from approximately 1575 until 1781 when the village was abandoned. President Theodore Roosevelt signed the deed to the land to the state in 1907 as a park. In 1934, the Civilian Conservation Corps built a visitors center, shelters and roads. They also reconstructed military blockhouses and placed cornerstones to mark where fort buildings once stood, as well as replicating Mandan earthen lodges. Additional reproductions have since been built on the site. Crows Heart, a Mandan male, circa 1908. ... Events February 13 - Henry III of France is crowned at Reims February 14 - Henry III of France marries Louise de Lorraine-Vaudémont August 5 - Henry Sidney is appointed Lord Lieutenant of Ireland. ... 1781 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Order: 26th President Vice President: Charles Warren Fairbanks Term of office: September 14, 1901 – March 3, 1909 Preceded by: William McKinley Succeeded by: William Howard Taft Date of birth: October 27, 1858 Place of birth: New York City Date of death: January 6, 1919 Place of death: Oyster Bay, New... 1907 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 1934 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... Civilian Conservation Corps workers restoring the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was created in President Franklin D. Roosevelts first month in office (on March 31, 1933). ...


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On Abraham Lincoln (8899 words)
Lincoln had reached the generalization of all argument upon the question of slavery and freedom -- a generalization that never has been, and probably never will be, excelled: "In giving freedom to the slave, we assure freedom to the free." This is absolutely true.
Lincoln was wise enough to know that war is governed by the laws of war, and that during the conflict constitutions are silent.
Lincoln was a many-sided man, acquainted with smiles and tears, complex in brain, single in heart, direct as light; and his words, candid as mirrors, gave the perfect image of his thought.
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Abraham Lincoln was shot while watching a performance of "Our American Cousin" at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C. The same play was also running at the McVerick Theatre in Chicago on May 18, 1860, the day Lincoln was nominated for president in that city.
Lincoln had a wart on his right cheek, a scar on his thumb from an ax accident, and a scar over his right eye from a fight with a gang of thieves.
Abraham Lincoln was the first president to be born outside of the original thirteen colonies.
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