|Place of origin:||Earth|
|Appearances:||TV: The Chase, COMIC: Backtime, Captain Jack's Monster Files (archival footage)|
|Main actor:||Robert Marsden|
|Other televisual actors:||Himself (Captain Jack's Monster Files)|
In 1863, the Third Doctor gave to President Lincoln a sketched map he had made of the Confederate lines at Gettysburg. Lincoln gave the map to General Grant, thus helping the Union Army to win the Battle of Gettysburg. (COMIC: Backtime)
The renegade Time Lady Iris Wildthyme once shared breakfast with Lincoln on the White House lawn after saving the United States from "Martian invaders" for the third time. She told George Strangeways that she and Lincoln had had "such a laugh." (AUDIO: The Panda Invasion)
Only a few days later, on 14 April 1865, the Sixth Doctor and Evelyn Smythe would become embroiled in a plot to prevent Lincoln from being assassinated by John Wilkes Booth in Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C.. (AUDIO: Assassin in the Limelight) Conversely, the Eighth Doctor would later tell his companion Charley Pollard that he once attempted to convince Lincoln not to go to the theatre. (AUDIO: Minuet in Hell)
Behind the scenes Edit
- Abraham Lincoln is one of only three real-world US Presidents to be portrayed on-screen in televised Doctor Who, not counting the wax dummies from Spearhead from Space. The others are Barack Obama, who appeared in The End of Time, and Richard Nixon, who appeared in The Impossible Astronaut/Day of the Moon.
- Backtime has its history a bit wrong. In reality, Grant was actually in the west, running the Union forces at the Battle of Vicksburg at the time that Gettysburg was being fought.