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Thanksgiving for Things Unseen

November 23rd, 2007 | 3 min read

By Tex

October 1863 saw Americans firmly entrenched in the middle of the third calendar year of the Civil War; a war that, perhaps more than any other American war, brought great suffering, pain, turmoil, and strife to American soil and threatened to undo the entire American experiment. However, even during this great American crisis, President Abraham Lincoln had the ability to not only look forward from the midst of American strife to a better future, but was able to make this statement about the present American condition after two years of fighting between father and son, brother and brother:

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