President Abraham Lincoln Calls for Militia

April 15, 1861

┬áPresident Lincoln calls for 75,000 volunteers to serve for three months in the Union army, against what he calls an “insurrection.”

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Photograph of President Abraham Lincoln taken on November 8, 1863 by Alexander Gardner.

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