Abraham Lincoln

Keiran Daniels

One hundred fifty-seven years ago, our sixteenth president was born on the twelfth of this month in Hardin County, Kentucky. He was the second of three Lincoln children. Sadly, when Abraham was nine years old, his mother passed on October 5, 1818, due to milk sickness at the little pigeon creek community.

He served as the 16th president of the United States during the American Civil War. Unfortunately, at the age of 55, on April 15, 1865, 7:22 AM, he died from an assassin’s bullet the night before at Ford’s Theatre in Washington D.C. John Wilkes Booth, his assassin, was found two weeks later.