Everything about him was real."
- from the introduction to LINCOLN: An Illustrated Biography by Philip Kunhardt Jr., Philip Kunhardt III, and Peter W. Kunhardt. (via chaosfive55)
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“Are we fitted to the times we’re born into?”
This stern-faced man cried when he found out that Lincoln wasn’t going to live.
Stanton assumed control over everything the night that Lincoln was shot, seeing as others of higher authority were unavailable at the time.
He issued demands, sent and received telegraphs to many in authority and with the Government and army officials. In a way he was a temporary President during those long hours.
But apparently after sending Mary Lincoln out of the room due to her excessive wailing (or it may have been before), Stanton himself lost his cool and started sobbing.
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