Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" is an epic film about a pivotal moment in American history when the president was trying -- against seemingly impossible odds -- to pass the amendment to abolish slavery. The cast is equally epic, with Daniel Day-Lews as Abe, Sally Field as Mary Todd Lincoln, David Strathairn as Secretary of State William Seward and Tommy Lee Jones as outspoken abolitionist, Thaddeus Stevens.

Among the rest of the cast, you'll recognize actors from "Boardwalk Empire," "Breaking Bad," and "Mad Men," but you might have trouble keeping track of the historical figures they're playing. Well, we're here to help you figure it out.

Below is our handy reference guide for all the different congressmen, cabinet members, and confederate officials in "Lincoln."

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