About the Author

Welcome to The Civil War Project! I've had a passion for this period in U.S. history since I was (just under) three years old. It's not about the battles for me; it's always been about the people.

- Carrie Barnes

Lincoln Home, March 1979, Springfield, Illinois

Lincoln Home, March 1979

Springfield, Illinois

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A very young me at the Lincoln Home, March 1979, Springfield, Illinois

A very young Carrie Barnes (with family)

Lincoln Home, March 1979

Springfield, Illinois

 © The Civil War Project (TCWP)

Lincoln Tomb, March 1979, Springfield, Illinois

Lincoln Tomb, March 1979

Springfield, Illinois

 © The Civil War Project (TCWP)

When I was two years and ten months old, my parents and visiting relatives went to the Lincoln Home and Tomb in Springfield, Illinois. We were living in a nearby mobile home, just a mile away from where our 16th President is buried.