Welcome to Bill Nash’s AbesBlogCabin

Lincoln studying by firelight by Joseph Boggs Beale
Lincoln studying by firelight by Joseph Boggs Beale


Welcome!  My name is Bill Nash and I’m so glad you stopped by.  Come on in to the blog and make yourself at home. Get acquainted with the site. It doesn’t matter if you’re an old friend of Mr. Lincoln or a stranger. Feel free to read what myself & others have posted and make a comment or two. You can even leave a post yourself! So get comfortable in your favorite chair and stay awhile. The life & legacy of Abraham Lincoln await you inside. Enjoy!

Feel free to email me @: b.nash@abesblogcabin.org

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87 Responses to “Welcome to Bill Nash’s AbesBlogCabin”

  1. After examine a number of of the blog posts in your website now, and I really like your method of blogging. I bookmarked it to my bookmark web site listing and will likely be checking again soon. Pls try my website online as nicely and let me know what you think.

  2. B. Nash says:

    Hey Evelyn!
    How are you? Always great to have you in Abe’s cabin. Thanks for stopping by. No, I guess they don’t!

  3. Evelyn Respress says:

    awesome site, but do they really know how connected you are to Abe.

  4. Evelyn Respress says:

    Can you tell me the names of the 5 presidents that did not acknowledge there black ancestry, was Abe Lincoln one?

  5. Evelyn Respress says:

    Why did Abe Lincoln Like the Eighth Circuit?

  6. Nate Nash says:

    stopped in to see the updates. :). Love the site!!!!

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  7. Hi, i just thought i’d publish and let you know your blogs layout is definitely messed up around the K-Melonbrowser. Anyhow keep up the beneficial perform.

  8. kepre says:

    I just discovered your site through a link from link assistant its an interesting blog, I like it very much, thanks for sharing your passion

  9. sunny says:

    what an awesome site… i love it.,

  10. B. Nash says:

    Paul, What a wonderful thing to say! Welcome to my site! Ineresting that you mention FDR. He had very much looked to Lincoln for guidance and as a role model during his presidency. He quoted Lincoln often. Like Lincoln, he would not live to see the fruits of his effort to win the war. Your comments put me in a mind to make a posting in the future about the two. God bless and may you have a great new year.

  11. Paul Ellis says:

    I just discovered your site through a link from the NY Times on their “Disunion” series. I am a military history buff and have been engrossed in reading about the Civil War over the last several years. The more I learn about Lincoln the more I am amazed at what a great man and president he was – and how incredibly fortunate this nation is that he appeared and took office at the time that he did. It is also one of the great tragedies that he died when and how he did.
    For a long time FDR has been my favorite president and personal hero, but Lincoln is catching up. It is some comfort that Lincoln at least lived to know that the war was won and the Union saved. I wish FDR had survived to the end of WWII and it rankles that he was outlived, by a couple of weeks, by Hitler, but of course, I know that FDR, and Lincoln, reside in peace now, and I know that Hitler’s current accommodations are somewhat warmer. But life and history is what it is.
    Anyway, at first glance you have a beautiful site here and I look forward to perusing through it. Happy holidays.

  12. B. Nash says:

    Mike: So good to hear from you. Always glad when you stop at the cabin. I try and offer a variety of Lincoln posts-some serious-others lighthearted. I thought the Star Trek thing was cool. Sometines we need to chill out a little. It’s amazing how Lincoln is embedded into our culture and the popular media. Mike: Have a Merry Christmas yourself. Talk to you later.

  13. Michael Farrug says:


    Just want you to know how much I enjoy your website. I keeps my interest peaked regarding Lincoln and the Civil War. It’s captivating as well as informative. My caution to those out there, is that you lose track of time while you are on it. I also find all the off shoots, such as Lincoln on a Star Trek episode intriquing, which I also enjoyed watching when I was younger.

    Keep up the good work Bill and Merry Christmas and a joyous New Year.

  14. Dave Wiegers says:

    Bill, I want to send you something. I thought I had your snail mail address but I guess I didn’t. Email me your mailing address.

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

  15. Dave says:

    Thanks, Bill.

  16. B. Nash says:

    Dave: I added your photography web site as a link on my Lincoln blog. I think your work with the Lincoln statuary is outstanding and hope that everyone will take a look. They won’t be sorry!

  17. B. Nash says:

    Dave: great info. Thank you!

  18. Dave says:

    I used a different technique to shoot in the library. Give me a few days and check my photo website to see pictures I took. I also did son checking and found some overall information on the pylons and the artist that did them. The entire work was dedicated in either 1949 or 1950 and the artist was Marshall Fredericks, now deceased.The sculptures on the pylons are there to commemerate historical military events significant to war veterans in Detroit from the founding of Detroit by Father Richard and the explorer Cadillac up to the end of WWII.

  19. B. Nash says:

    Dave: Glad you made it and saw all the sites! I had a really hard time shooting the Lincoln statue in the library as well.

  20. Dave says:

    Bill, I got to Detroit and was able to get my pictures at the library and at the pillars. I went ouver to check out the Borglum too.
    The statue in the library is nearly impossible to shot due to the way it is situated in front of the windows, I tried a couple of techniques i hope will work.

    I even got out to the cemetery in Plymouth. What an interesting place.

  21. B. Nash says:

    Sounds great. I have been planning a trip to Cleveland. I will be sure to check it out!

  22. Dave says:

    Thanks Bill.
    Out in Gettysburg this week attending the lincoln Forum. Starts tonight and runs thru thursday. For anyone who has an abiding interest in Lincoln the Forum is nirvana. Lots of speakers and a couple of hundred very interested and interesting people from all over the country.
    By the way, if you ever get to Cleveland, make sure you get to the Soldiers and Silors Monument in downtown Cleveland. The relief sculptures inside feature Lincoln in two panels. They are somewht unknown. The only photos I have seen were wful pictures in book from the 1950’s. The inside of the monument has been completely restroed and is glorius. The statues on the outside are spectacular.
    I’ll be blogging about my “Lincolning” trip this week and will post photos of some new Lincoln works when I get home next week.

  23. B. Nash says:

    Dave: When you are facing the Borglum Lincoln bust, the pylon is located to the right. You will see a building there. The pylons are located on a sidewalk next to the building. You’ll have to walk up to the building from the Lincoln bust which is set in a liitle valley of sorts. You’ll find it I’m sure.

  24. B. Nash says:

    Thank you Nathan. The first installment is now posted. It is very spooky and fun!

  25. Dave says:

    Bill, I am working on my trip to Gettysburg and back through Detroit and I think I need some more specifics on where that pillar is that features Lincoln with Grant and Lee. I know where the Borglum bust is but where is the pillar in relation to that peice?

  26. Nate says:

    Here is the first part of Ghost Adventures- Gettysburg.


  27. Bird says:

    Love the page…..great info 😀

  28. Chris says:

    Thought I’d come back for my visit 😉

  29. B. Nash says:

    Thank you for sharing that Colleen. i would love to hear more!

  30. Colleen Fairclough says:

    Regarding the Lincoln library & museum…
    in the 1970’s when I was attending Andrews University, there was a faculty member who favored Lincoln so much, they could be twins. He would dress up like Lincoln in plays, parades or just for fun, to the amazement of everyone in the community. I’ll call the university & see if I can get one of their pictures.

  31. B. Nash says:

    That’s me!

  32. Sally says:

    ” B. Nash” as in previous ACT employee of DCI on McNichols????

  33. Chris says:

    Heh nice, good work 😉

  34. donna says:

    Very interesting and fun site.

  35. Reseller Hosting says:

    Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now keep it up!

  36. B. Nash says:

    Thanks Jan!

  37. jan says:

    Your site is great I will continue to visit!!!!

  38. B. Nash says:

    Thank you Aunt Joan. I have a lot more to post and will do so!

  39. Aunt Joan says:

    very nice I will visit it often.

  40. Nate says:

    Came by for a visit. You’ve made a lot of progress.

  41. B. Nash says:

    Thank you for stopping in. Come back often!

  42. Paul R says:

    Just browsed by-glad I did. I’ve always been a Lincoln fan. Love your humor!

  43. Jim says:

    As always this is a wonderful site. Keep up the good work.

  44. B. Nash says:

    Thank you!

  45. Geoffrey says:

    Wow, great site!

  46. B. Nash says:

    I’m very pleased you find it worthy. I appreciate it!

  47. alfie@ebook.com says:

    Such a awesome site. I am saving this page.

  48. B. Nash says:

    So glad you enjoyed it. Katherine Lee Bates also wrote ‘America the Beautiful.’ :)

  49. Colleen Fairclough says:

    Since I love poetry, I couldn’t resist the poems on Lincoln…very touching. Katherine Lee Bates was amazing…that she could write such poetry at the age of 5. Thanks, Bill! I’m hooked.

  50. Sabrina says:

    I find your love of Lincoln very intriguing. I love the part about him being wrongheaded :) I’m sure I could have used this site a time or two for school. Keep up the good work and keep those blogs coming.

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