I think we need to lighten things up a little around here. This is a funny, but interesting little interview with a Lincoln impersonator. You can also read this recent piece on Daniel G. Storck in the Washington Post.
Interview With Lincoln Impersonator
Searching for Black Confederates: The Civil War’s Most Persistent Myth
“Levin’s study is the first of its kind to blueprint and then debunk the mythology of enslaved African Americans who allegedly served voluntarily in behalf of the Confederacy.”–Journal of Southern History