Abe Lincoln was a cat lover. One month before he was assassinated he stopped a meeting with General Ulysses S. Grant to make sure three kittens were okay.

Abraham Lincoln and the Three Kittens

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An excellent example of President Abraham Lincoln’s tenderness occurred near the end of the Civil War. Abraham and his family had been invited to visit General Ulysses S. Grant’s headquarters at City Point, Virginia. The trip took place in late March of 1865 about three weeks before the assassination.

During his visit to City Point, the president happened to be in the telegraph hut on the day that Grant’s army began the final advance of the Civil War. In the hut the president c… Continue Reading (3 minute read)

5 thoughts on “Abe Lincoln was a cat lover. One month before he was assassinated he stopped a meeting with General Ulysses S. Grant to make sure three kittens were okay.”

  1. Legend has it he kept a cat under his hat and because of that the cat in the hat was modeled after Lincoln.

  2. What is this colored pencil portrait of Lincoln that makes him look part robot and part samurai master?

  3. Please keep context in mind. When travel between adjacent states took 1-5 days, the interruption of 3 minutes to deal with some cats was nothing.

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