Lincoln’s Deepest Secret
By Robert Risch
The Civil War was not an upset. The North held an edge in almost every category, but one little-known advantage was President Lincoln’s susceptibility to, and cognizance of, premonitions. He had always been tuned to, and intrigued by, the meaning of dreams and their accuracy; and during the war he used this curious fascination in the predictive power of dreams to surprising benefit. It could have very well been his deepest secret.