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Benjamin P. Thomas Memorial Civil War Collection

Conference Room Block

200 Comfort Dr, South Jacksonville, IL
1/2 double queen bed rooms  
regular rate $139; reserved rate of $119.
(Release date of unused room block to the public -- one week ahead of time)


Benjamin Platt Thomas (February 22, 1902 – November 29, 1956) was an American historian and biographer of Abraham Lincoln.[1][2] In 1952 he published a best-selling one volume biography on Lincoln entitled Abraham Lincoln: A Biography (Knopf, 1952). 


  • Lincoln's Humor" and Other Essays. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2002. (with Michael Burlingame)
  • Stanton; The Life and Times of Lincoln's Secretary of War. New York: Knopf, 1962. (with Harold Melvin Hyman)
  • Three Years with Grant. New York: Knopf, 1955. (with Sylvanus Cadwallader)
  • Abraham Lincoln: A Biography. New York: Knopf, 1952.
  • Theodore Weld, Crusader for Freedom. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1950.
  • Portrait for Posterity: Lincoln and His Biographers. New Brunswick [N.J.]: Rutgers University Press, 1947.
  • Lincoln, 1847-1853, Being the Day-by-Day Activities of Abraham Lincoln from January 1, 1847 to December 31, 1853. Springfield, Ill: Abraham Lincoln Association, 1936.
  • Lincoln's New Salem. Springfield, Ill: Abraham Lincoln Association, 1934.
  • Russo-American Relations, 1815-1867. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins Press, 1930.