Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809, in a one-room log cabin near Nolin Creek, Kentucky.
'Candle-lighting' was nineteenth century slang for dusk.
The Chickamauga and Chattanooga is the first of the original four, and largest, of the national military and historical parks. It was used as the example for which other such parks are based. It owes its existence largely to the efforts of General H.V. Boynton and Ferdinand Van Derveer, both veterans of the Army of the Cumberland. These men saw the need for a national park to preserve and commemorate these battlefields during a visit to Georgia in 1888.
On February 20, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln is struck with grief when his beloved eleven-year-old son Willie dies from fever. The fever was probably caused by polluted drinking water in the White House.