5 Alarming Facts About Abraham Lincoln

#4 Lincoln Nearly Got Shot In Civil War Battle

Abraham Lincoln

Lincoln may have liked guns, but he wasn’t paying attention during a battle with Confederate troops near Washington D.C. There is even a legend in which one of the Colonels of the Union Army shouted to the president to get down before he got shot with fire coming straight at him from Confederate soldiers. “Get Down, you fool!” is the quote that still reverberates in the legend today. You won’t see Obama near any front lines, that’s for sure, proving Lincoln may have been a bit more of a risk taker than modern presidents.

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