The Civil War, in Lincoln's' mind, was not about slavery, it was about keeping the South in the Union for the purpose of "milking it" by the unconstitutional National Income Tax, and exorbitant taxes and tariffs imposed on the South.
"My paramount object in this struggle (i.e., the Civil War -added) is to save the Union, and is not either to save or to destroy slavery..." Abraham Lincoln
"save the union" translates to saving the revenue from the South.
John Tyler wrote, "a man (Lincoln -added) who forced the country into an unnecessary war and conducted it with great inhumanity." [Tyler was the tenth President of the United States]
"The King Lincoln Archives"
"Abe Lincoln - Our First Dictator"
"Shattering the Icon of Lincoln"
"Abraham Lincoln, America's First Dictator." -Judge Napolitano
Abraham "Lincoln Saved the Union, But Did He Really Free the Slaves?"
Lincoln hangs 38 Santee "Sioux" Indian men-
"The Sioux Indians of Minnesota must be exterminated or driven forever beyond the borders of the state." Minnesota Governor Alexander Ramsey
Because Minnesota wanted their lands and Lincoln honored the Governor's request and would have killed hundreds more, but he feared the opinion of Europe as it might have cause Europe to align with the South, else he would have hung the approx. 400 convicted Indian
Wisconsin newspaper editor Marcus M. Pomeroy of the La Crosse Democrat called Lincoln "Fungus from the corrupt womb of bigotry and fanaticism" and a "worse tyrant and more inhuman butcher than has existed since the days of Nero … The man who votes for Lincoln now is a traitor and murderer … And if he is elected to misgovern for another four years, we trust some bold hand will pierce his heart with dagger point for the public good."
Click to enlarge.