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One of the most important maps of the Civil War was also one of the most visually striking: a map of the slaveholding states, which clearly illustrates the varying concentrations of slaves across the South. Abraham Lincoln loved the map and consulted it often; it even appears in a famous 1864 painting of the president and his cabinet.

One of the most important maps of the Civil War was also one of the most visually striking: the United States Coast Survey’s map of the slaveholding states, which clearly illustrates the varying concentrations of slaves across the South.

Grave Marker- Nancy Hanks Lincoln - She is best known as the mother of United States President Abraham Lincoln. Abraham Lincoln was nine at the time of his mother's death.

Grave Marker- Nancy Hanks Lincoln - She is best known as the mother of United States President Abraham Lincoln. Abraham Lincoln was nine at the time of his mother's death. She is in my family tree on my maternal grandmother's side.

In the American Civil War, soldiers were required to have at least four opposing front teeth, so that they could open a gunpowder pouch. Some draftees had their front teeth removed to avoid service.:

In the American Civil War, soldiers were required to have at least four opposing front teeth, so that they could open a gunpowder pouch. Some draftees had their front teeth removed to avoid service. - Visit to grab an amazing super hero shirt now on sale!

This thirty-four-star American flag reportedly covered Lincoln’s body as it was transported from the Petersen House to the White House on the morning of April 15, 1865. During the war, some advisors had urged Lincoln to remove stars representing southern states from U.S. flags but Lincoln refused to do so, based on his belief that secession was invalid and that the Union was perpetual.

This thirty-four-star American flag covered Lincoln’s casket as it was transported from the Petersen House to the White House on the morning of April 1865

During the Civil War, the largest employer in Lenoir City, TN was a cotton mill, owned by Dr. Benjamin Ballard Lenoir (whose father founded the town). When the Union Army got to town, they burned the Lenoir’s general store because the family supported the Confederacy. But before they got to the cotton mill, Dr. Lenoir gave the secret Masonic handshake to several of the Union officers – so they didn’t burn it down.

During the Civil War, the largest employer in Lenoir City, TN was a cotton mill, owned by Dr. Benjamin Ballard Lenoir (whose father founded the town).

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