Sixteenth U.S. President (1861-1865), who led the country through the horrific American Civil War and helped to abolish slavery.
At age twenty-three, he and his friends became owners of a small general store in Salem.
The opening of his Gettysburg Address remains famous to this day.
He married Mary Todd, despite having a previously broken egnagement, in November 1842.
He was the sixteenth US president, while the first was the great George Washington.