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Hello demonurian. Is there something I can help you with?

Urian eyes the man before him over for a brief moment. This? This was the man? But he appeared so… Well— he cut his own train of thought off. “Perhaps you can. I appear…

Abraham gave only a slight nod “What do you want then? And I would appreciate a straight answer. This town has enough troubles as it is.”

"Fine. I am looking for Henry." Urian said calmly, his fingers tapping fingertips together in the air calmly.

Abraham looked at the man for a long moment.
"He’s up at the big house, something about long term negotiations regarding vampires with military contacts in foreign countries. For the sake of keeping Adam in line, I’d rather not interrupt.

"If I can fill in for him, I will."

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Henry laughed softly, wrapping his arms around Adam’s shoulders with a grin. He hadn’t actually tried any of them on just yet. “I really want to throw them in a pool and see how much water it uses.”

He slid an arm around Henry’s waist and kissed him. “Lets do it.”

Henry gave Adam a cheeky smirk. “Definitely.” He purred pressing against him.

"To save your legs from atrophy I suggest we dunk you in the pool immediatly, and if need be, I assist in tearing them off." he grinned

Henry laughed softly. “Adam I didn’t *truly* attempt at putting these on!”

He gave Henry a look, something of silliness and a pout blended.

"I was playing along with the joke."

"Oh." Henry paused a moment glancing towards the shorts before looking back to Adam. "Wanna go to the mall and see what the smallest thing we can squeeze into is?"

"First you put the idea of swimming in my head now you say the mall. Love, you know I’ll go wherever you want." Adam kissed Henry’s cheek and tickled his ribs for a moment.

"But I half want to pick you up and sneak you away to the lagoon. Maybe bring Em and watch the meteor shower tonight."

Henry smiled fondly up to him. “Why can’t we do all of it?” He asked lightly. “Go swim now, go to the mall and later grab the kids?”

Adam grinned and leaned against Henry for a moment then took Henry by the hand, the box of little boxers and pulled them out of the room. “All the above, here we come!”


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Hello demonurian. Is there something I can help you with?

Urian eyes the man before him over for a brief moment. This? This was the man? But he appeared so… Well— he cut his own train of thought off. “Perhaps you can. I appear…

Abraham gave only a slight nod “What do you want then? And I would appreciate a straight answer. This town has enough troubles as it is.”

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Night at the Museum is actually just one giant history fanfiction.

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The face of the Abraham Lincoln statue in Peekskill is faintly disturbing - but at least I got to go in to see it.  *mumbles under her breath about Edwin Booth’s statue being locked away in the park*


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Book: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Author: Seth Grahame-Smith

Genre: Fiction, Vampire, History

Rating: 3.5

 

Synopsis:

What if everything one of America’s most beloved presidents wasn’t at all what he seemed to be. What if all of the wonderful things he did, and his tragic end had another motive behind them entirely? That is the idea this book poses. In an alternate reality where vampires are real, and still in the shadows, Abraham Lincoln grows up much the same way we have been taught, except he didn’t loose his mother and sister to illness, it was a vampire attack, and thus begins his vengeance mission to end all vampires. He didn’t fight slavery just because it was wrong, but also because it was a valuable trade and food source for vampires.

 

Recommendation:

This book is so well thought out, and so magnificently written, that you can’t quite brush it off as just a fun read, though it certainly is. It’s clear the author put a great deal of research into this book. He lets us keep the strong, upstanding man we know, while giving him a dark side. Give it a read. The movie, while fun and ridiculous doesn’t do the book justice. Though give that a watch after you’ve read the book.

Amazon Link: 

http://www.amazon.com/Abraham-Lincoln-Vampire-Seth-Grahame-Smith-ebook/dp/B00351DSCS/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1403915444&sr=1-1&keywords=abraham+lincoln+vampire+hunter+english+edition

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Elmer E. Ellsworth of New York was the first Union officer killed in the Civil War.  He was also a close friend of President Abraham Lincoln and his family.

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Ellsworth was reading law in Lincoln’s Springfield office during the presidential campaign and election in 1860.  Lincoln treated him as family—Ellsworth visited the Lincoln home and roughhoused with Willie and Tad, who idolized him.  After Lincoln’s election, Ellsworth traveled with the family to Washington, where he was given an appointment in the War Department and spent his free time at the White House. 

But Ellsworth also had military interests.  He was a Zouave drill instructor who toured with his corps of cadets demonstrating synchronized drills and impressing the ladies, including Mary Lincoln’s sister Kitty, with whom he had a brief flirtation.

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Ellsworth wrote a training manual for Zouave units, published in 1861.

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When the Civil War broke out, he returned to his home in New York long enough to organize the Fire Zouaves (the 11th N.Y. Vol. Infantry), a 1,100-man unit made up of New York City firemen.  The unit was sworn in by President Lincoln in Washington on April 29, 1861.

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The Fire Zouaves was one of the units sent to take control of Alexandria, just across the Potomac from Washington, after Virginia seceded in May 1861.  Ellsworth led a group of seven men on a more or less personal mission to remove a Confederate flag that was flying from the roof of the Marshall Hotel and that could be seen from the White House.  Ellsworth tore the flag down, but as he ran triumphantly back down the stairs, flag in hand, he was shot in the chest by the hotel proprietor, James Jackson.  Ellsworth died on the spot.  One of his companions, Francis Brownell, shot and killed Jackson.

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To the Union, Ellsworth became the war’s first martyr.

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At least fifty print portraits of the Union’s new hero were published, including this one reproduced on the cover of Col. Ellsworth’s Funeral March.

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Songs were written in mourning and in tribute .

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Ellsworth’s photographs were widely reproduced.

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For Abraham Lincoln, Ellsworth’s death was an intensely personal blow.  Ellsworth’s body lay in state in the East Room of the White House before being sent home to New York for his funeral and burial.  Lincoln wrote to Ellsworth’s parents, “our affliction here is scarcely less than your own….In the hope that it may be no intrusion on the sacredness of your sorrow, I have ventured to address you this tribute to the memory of my young friend and your brave and early fallen child.”

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When Abraham Lincoln delivered the historic Gettysburg Address in November of 1863, little did the public know he was ill with a deadly form of smallpox…

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Hello demonurian.  Is there something I can help you with?

Urian eyes the man before him over for a brief moment. This? This was the man? But he appeared so… Well— he cut his own train of thought off. “Perhaps you can. I appear lost.” The lie came smoothly as he offered a small smirk.

Abraham’s smile was of the polite business variety.

"Abraham. So what are you looking for?"

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A large crowd gathered for the dedication ceremony of the Soldiers’ National Cemetery at Gettysburg, November 19,1863. President Abraham Lincoln is believed to be visible somewhere in the background. By Alexander Gardner. Animated stereoscopic photographs.

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In July of 1861, Prince Napoleon, nephew of the infamous Napoleon I, embarked on a two-month private tour of the United States during which he met Abraham Lincoln and also attended a disastrous dinner party at the White House on August 3rd…

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It was at Fort Stevens that (General Jubal A.) Early’s men probed Washington’s defenses. While Abraham Lincoln observed the situation in person, he came under hostile gunfire. Captain Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., a future Supreme Court justice, did not recognize the president and yelled at him to get down.

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