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Mexican American War

New book exposes Lincoln's obscure early career

New book exposes Lincoln's obscure early career

I had never realized that Abraham Lincoln was a captain in the Black Hawk War in Western Illinois in 1832 – indeed, I had never even heard of that war. But its impact on the young Lincoln, who witnessed atrocities against civilians by Native Americans and who also had to protect an elderly P…

December 02, 2012 12:00 am
PHIL WIELAND: Lew Wallace, the most famous unknown Hoosier

PHIL WIELAND: Lew Wallace, the most famous unknown Hoosier

I love that I learn so much on this job. Most of what I learn probably is useless stuff, but it's interesting and could come in handy if I'm ever on "Jeopardy" or something.

September 02, 2011 12:00 am
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