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Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president of the United States, serving from 1861 to 1865.[1]


The leader of the United States before, during, and after the American Civil War, first calling for citizens to join in the effort by way of a draft.[2][3] At the end of the conflict, Lincoln announced victory and decreed the abolishment of slavery by way of historical speeches including the Gettysburg Address and the Emancipation Proclamation.[4][5]

Referred to as the Great Emancipator, the period of time in which Lincoln served as president was exhibited as part of the Museum of History before the Great War.[1][6] The former president's face can also be seen on pennies found after the war, as well as on placards in Arlington House and the Lincoln Memorial.[7] His emancipation of the slaves is glorified by members of the Temple of the Union.[8] President Lincoln was struck down by assassin John Wilkes Booth, and wanted posters were distributed on April 20, 1865, offering $100,000 reward for his capture.[9] The loss of Lincoln to an assassin is lamented by those who honor him after the war.[10]

The ruins of the museum contain a number of items that can be sold to either the escaped slave Hannibal Hamlin, the slaver Leroy Walker, or the historian Abraham Washington in Rivet City. The slavers seek to destroy as much of his legacy and his personal effects as possible and occupy his namesake memorial.[11][12]



Abraham Lincoln is mentioned in Fallout 3, Fallout: New Vegas, the Fallout 4 add-on Nuka-World and in Fallout 76, introduced in the Wild Appalachia update.

Behind the scenes

  • Abraham Lincoln was the real world 16th president of the United States.
  • The transcripts of two famous speeches delivered by Lincoln are found both at the real world and in-game Lincoln Memorial, including the Gettysburg Address and Second Inaugural Address. A line from the First Inaugural Address can be seen in Arlington House and within the interior of the memorial.



  1. 1.0 1.1 Museum of History exhibit
  2. Civil War draft poster
  3. Lone Wanderer: "I've got this old war poster from Lincoln's Civil War. Want to buy it?"
    Hannibal Hamlin: "The words of the great Lincoln, calling his people to war! I can spare 75 caps for it."
    (Hannibal Hamlin's dialogue)
  4. Lone Wanderer: "I have a copy of the Emancipation Proclamation to sell."
    Hannibal Hamlin: "Truly? I can't believe it! The document that freed the slaves. I'll pay you 150 caps for it."
    (Hannibal Hamlin's dialogue)
  5. Lone Wanderer: "I found the original Gettysburg Address. Want to buy it?"
    Hannibal Hamlin: "Lincoln's most inspirational speech! What a marvelous find. I'll pay you 75 caps for it."
    (Hannibal Hamlin's dialogue)
  6. Lone Wanderer: "What is that stone head?"
    Hannibal Hamlin: "That's Abraham Lincoln, the Great Emancipator. We don't know how it came to be here, but it's fitting, don't you think?"
    (Hannibal Hamlin's dialogue)
  7. Lone Wanderer: "I have a collection of pennies with Lincoln's face on them."
    (Leroy Walker's dialogue)
  8. Hannibal Hamlin: "The bombs ended the era of Lincoln, but we will resurrect his voice. We will restore the greatness of his vision where all men are created equal, and all men can live free!"
    (Hannibal Hamlin's dialogue)
  9. John Wilkes Booth wanted poster
  10. Lone Wanderer: "I've got a wanted poster for Lincoln's assassin."
    Hannibal Hamlin: "To think that even the great Lincoln was felled by an assassin. This is a reminder to all that we must remain vigilant."
    (Hannibal Hamlin's dialogue)
  11. Lone Wanderer: "Okay. Where is this ruin?"
    Leroy Walker: "It's a museum, just past the Washington Monument. I'm only interested in stuff related to Abraham Lincoln. Bring me back whatever you find."
    (Leroy Walker's dialogue)
  12. Lone Wanderer: "Why are you so interested in Lincoln artifacts?"
    Leroy Walker: "Slaves all over the Wasteland have started talking about Lincoln and his great war to free the slaves. We can't have them thinking they deserve to be free. So I'm burning everything I can find related to this Abe Lincoln."
    (Leroy Walker's dialogue)
  13. Fallout 4 message box transcriptions: "This shovel was used by our 16th president Abraham Lincoln's cousin's neighbor to prepare a latrine hole in 1862 that the president himself might have used!"
  14. The Whitespring Presidential Cottage terminal entries; Presidential Cottage & Museum terminal, Our Presidential History
  15. "Who was the 18th President of the United States?"
    Incorrect answer: "Abraham Lincoln"
    (The Whitespring bunker terminal entries; Questionnaire terminal, Begin Questionnaire)
  16. Vault Dweller: "Now that I'm in the Enclave, what secrets do I get to know? Lincoln was killed by aliens, wasn't he?"
    MODUS: "Hmm. That information is not currently stored in our memory banks, but that doesn't mean it's not true. Unfortunately, our personal knowledge had been greatly limited due to the violence wrought by our previous residents. But should you find any old recordings or logs, you're welcome to give them a once over, though some will require military clearance to access."
    (MODUS' dialogue)
  17. "Mark's favorite athletic event is wrestling. He idolizes famous wrestlers and wants to wrestle just like them. Which of these US Presidents has a reputation as a wrestler?"
    Correct answer: "Abraham Lincoln"
    (Pioneer Scout camp terminal entries; Athlete)