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Lincoln Pipe – Bruyere Sterling Silver – No. 37 / 60 – Sold. Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865) was the 16th President of the United States, serving from March 1861 until his assassination in 1865. He led the country through the terrible American Civil War and succeeded in preserving the Union while ending slavery and promoting economic and financial progress. Lincoln was from poor family background and mostly self-educated. He became a country lawyer, an Illinois state legislator, and a one-term member of the United States House of Representatives, but failed in two attempts at a seat in the US Senate. Lincoln secured the Republican nomination and was elected president in 1860. He was inaugurated as 16th President of the United States of America on 4th March 1861. Following declarations of secession by southern slave states, war began in April 1861, and he concentrated on both the military and political dimensions of the war effort, seeking to reunify the nation. He issued his Emancipation Proclamation in 1863 and promoted the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, abolishing slavery. He brought leaders of various factions of his party into his cabinet and pressured them to cooperate. Under his leadership, the Union took control of the border slave states at the start of the war and tried repeatedly to capture the Confederate capital at Richmond. Each time a general failed, Lincoln substituted another until finally Grant succeeded in 1865. An exceptionally astute politician deeply involved with power issues in each state, he reached out to War Democrats and managed his own re-election in the 1864 presidential election. His Gettysburg Address of 1863 became the most quoted speech in American history. It was an iconic statement of America’s dedication to the principles of nationalism, equal rights, liberty, and democracy. Just six days after the surrender of Confederate commanding general Robert E. Lee, Lincoln was shot and killed by Confederate sympathizer John Wilkes Booth at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C. His death marked the first assassination of a U.S. president. Lincoln is generally considered to be one of the greatest U.S. presidents. The Abraham Lincoln pipes have been specifically created and manufactured to remember and celebrate the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln becoming the 16th president of the United States of America on 4th March 1861. Features; The Abraham Lincoln pipe is a classic group 3 Canadian (shape 3109). The pipes are fitted with precious metal bands engraved both with A. Lincoln 1861. The pipe tamper, inspired by the famous black top hat often worn by Abraham Lincoln, is hand-turned from solid, black Vulcanite. The highly collectable Abraham Lincoln pipes and tampers are presented in a prestigious black leather-bound book featuring a relief embossed bust of Lincoln. Each set is accompanied by its numbered and hand-signed limited edition certificate. This series is strictly limited to only 90 pipes in Shell Briar and 60 pipes in Bruyere finish, both with Sterling Silver bands as well as 25 pipes in Chestnut finish with 18ct Gold bands.