AS OFJANUARY 2012
Here are some January birthdays for Lincoln’s friends and foes. And perhaps a few contemporaries who lived during his time but whom he may not have been personally acquainted with.
Milliard Fillmore – 13th President of the United States. Born January 07, 1800. Age 212.
Salmon P. Chase – Secretary of the Treasury under Lincoln. Born January 13, 1808. Age 204.
Robert E. Lee – Confederate Full General who commanded the Army of Northern Virginia. Born January 19, 1807. Age 205.
Edgar Allan Poe – American author. Born January 19, 1809. Age 203.
Thomas Jonathan “Stonewall” Jackson – Confederate Lieutenant General. Born January 21, 1824. Age 188.
George Edward Pickett – Confederate Major General, who, whether right or wrong, is blamed for the ill-fated, final assault at Gettysburg which now bears his name as Pickett’s Charge. Born between January 16 – 28, 1825. Age 187.
Happy birthday gentlemen!