Originally Posted by bowener
A number of Lincoln historians believe his voice was higher pitched and in stark contrast to his large 6'4" frame. I read about it a while back, but apparently it was still a terrific voice for cutting through large crowds and delivering amazing and poignant speeches.
Not only historians, but those who heard him speak in person: http://showcase.netins.net/web/creat...es/speaker.htm
After reading that some time ago, I can't help but think of a competent Barney Fife (same quality of high voice), which seems rather common in that part of the country.