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April 17, 2009

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Maggie

It's important because we can still learn from the challenges they faced and how they coped along with their value system in dealing with these challenges.

Phil Stables Taylor

Railroad artillery means heavy guns transported by rail often old naval guns mounted on special rolling stock as opposed to horse drawn artillery.
We should all care about Lincoln because in his time he was a leader who inspired which sets him aside from others, meaning we can all learn from him.

Railroader Bill

Can someone please explain what is meant by the term "railroad artillery" in this article about Lincoln? I am really interested in railroad history and haven't heard the term before.

Dana Allen-Greil

AAAS provides a quick summary of the "Lincoln, the Smithsonian, and Science" event on their Science Insider blog: http://blogs.sciencemag.org/scienceinsider/2009/04/obama-and-linco.html

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