Abraham Lincoln and the Illinois Central Railroad Main Line of Mid-America (Classic Reprint)
Abraham Lincoln and the Illinois Central Railroad
Main Line of Mid-America (Classic Reprint)
Opis: Abraham Lincoln and the Illinois Central Railroad - Corliss Carlton J.
Excerpt from Abraham Lincoln and the Illinois Central Railroad: Main Line of Mid-America
The Illinois Central may well be proud of Abraham Lincoln - not because he afterward became President of the United States, but because as an attorney he served his client superlatively well. - Paul M. Angle, Historian and Lincoln Biographer
There are persons still living who remember seeing Abraham Lincoln - so recently was he among us - yet, already more books have been written about him than about any other American. Nearly every biography of Lincoln contains references to his employment by the Illinois Central Railroad. Some biographies give considerable emphasis to this phase of Lincoln's career; others give it little more than passing attention.
Aside from his public service - as state representative, as Congressman, and finally as President of the United States - Lincoln spent more time in the service of the Illinois Central than in that of any other employer. And he received from the Illinois Central not only the largest law fee of his career but also more in fees than he received from any other source - public or private - before becoming President of the United States.
The territory now served by the Illinois Central Railroad was Lincoln's home country. This is the only railroad that links Hodgenville, Kentucky, his birthplace, with the outside world. Abrahams boyhood home in Spencer County, Indiana, is not far from the present Illinois Central lines to Evansville, Indiana, and Owensboro, Kentucky. As a river boatman who made two trips to New Orleans, Lincoln was not unacquainted with Paducah, Memphis, Vicksburg, Natchez, and Baton Rouge. On one of his trips he tarried for some time in New Orleans, the first large city he ever visited.
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Szczegóły: Abraham Lincoln and the Illinois Central Railroad - Corliss Carlton J.
Tytuł: Abraham Lincoln and the Illinois Central Railroad
Podtytuł: Main Line of Mid-America (Classic Reprint)
Autor: Corliss Carlton J.
Wydawnictwo: FB &c Ltd
Rok wydania: 2015
Ilość stron: 30