"Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 - April 15, 1865) was the sixteenth President of the United States, serving from March 4, 1861 until his assassination. As an outspoken opponent of the expansion of slavery in the United States, Lincoln won the Republican Party nomination in 1860 and was elected president later that year. During his term, he helped preserve the United States by leading the defeat of the secessionist Confederate States of America in the American Civil War. He introduced measures that resulted in the abolition of slavery, issuing his Emancipation Proclamation in 1863 and promoting the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution in 1865." (Quote from wikipedia.org)
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"John Henry Ketcham (December 21, 1832 - November 4, 1906) was a United States Representative from New York for over 33 years. He also served as a general in the Union Army during the American Civil War.
John H. Ketcham was born in Dover Plains, Dutchess County, New York. He pursued an academic course and graduated from Suffield Academy at Suffield, Connecticut. He then became interested in agricultural pursuits, as well as politics. He was a supervisor in 1854 and 1855 and a member of the State assembly in 1856 and 1857. He served in the New York State Senate in 1860 and 1861.
With the outbreak of the American Civil War, he enlisted in the Union Army and was appointed as colonel of the 150th New York Volunteer Infantry, on October 11, 1862. Ketcham was brevetted as a brigadier general on December 6, 1864, and promoted to the full rank of brigadier general in the volunteer army on April 1, 1865. He was brevetted major general of Volunteers March 13, 1865." (Quote from wikipedia.org)
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