United States Army, and Lincoln as the Captain of a company of volunteers he had raised and proffered, but which was never in actual conflict.
It might be an odd study for the psychologist to observe whether some innate characteristics of both men, acting upon circumstance—or acted upon by it—may not have led to similar aspirations, and whether they were not shadowed out in the strange, yet unmistakable, likeness in their faces.
Looking at their portraits in manhood's prime, it needs no Lavater to read that similar early surroundings, softened the coarser lines of the one, hardened the more delicate tone of the other into absolute similiarity.
And it is not less curious that the same causes drove the parents of one to the North and of the other to the South from similar points and at no long interval apart.
In 1811, when his youngest born was but 3 years old, Samuel Davis decided that Kentucky was not yielding him the returns hoped for when he left Georgia.
He proposed to loc