Daniel Day-Lewis stars as the 16th President of the United States in Steven Spielberg’s upcoming biopic ‘Lincoln’, also starring Sally Field and Tommy Lee Jones. Check out the first trailer just released above.
And if you’re in the mood for more Lincoln flicks, be sure to check out ‘Lost River, Lincoln’s Secret Weapon’. We’re betting you didn’t know this true story about Anna Ella Carroll, an unrecognized heroine who helped Lincoln win the American Civil War…
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Anna Ella Carroll was raised to know law and politics even though there were no women lawyers or women politicians at the time. She became a lobbyist, a reporter, and helped start the American Party. When the Civil War began, Anna helped keep Maryland in the Union by presenting Abraham Lincoln with a legal brief setting forth his presidential powers. Impressed, Lincoln soon allowed her to be an unofficial member of his cabinet. When in St. Louis, Anna discovered the Tennessee River had limited Confederate fortifications. She devised the Tennessee River Plan and notified Lincoln of her idea, advocating U.S. Grant as the General to execute it. President Lincoln used the plan to help win the war. It was his intention to honor Anna after the war, but fate decided otherwise. There were hearings to make her a major general, but she never received the recognition for her accomplishments.