This shows the brutality and somberness of the Civil War, which raged during Lincolns final years of life. This helped shape the feeling of Lincoln during this time.
Lincoln’s Strong Ties to the Peoria Area
Since Illinois is the Land of Lincoln, we will proudly celebrate Abraham Lincoln’s 203rd birthday on February 12th. And while Springfield can rightfully claim Lincoln as its hometown president, the Peoria area also played a prominent role in his legal and political career.
This is a piece of art showing the battle between the Confederacy and Union. The divided country placed much stress on Lincoln's presidential duties.