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On February 12, 1809, Abraham Lincoln was born in Hodgenville, Kentucky. The self-educated lawyer served in the United States House of Representatives as a delegate from Illinois before being elected as the sixteenth president of the United States.
In February of 1861, the Confederacy formed a government at Montgomery, Alabama and appointed Jefferson Davis as President of the Confederate States of America. [excerpt]
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Lauck, Jeffrey L., "This Month in Civil War History: February 2016" (2016). The Gettysburg Compiler: On the Front Lines of History. 120.