Article courtesy of Washingtonpost.com, Published November 19, 2013 GETTYSBURG, Pa. — On the Civil War battlefield where President Abraham Lincoln gave a speech that symbolized his presidency and the sacrifices made by Union and Confederate forces, thousands gathered Tuesday, historians and … Continue reading
Article courtesy of USA Today, Published March 22, 2013 A rare copy of the greatest presidential speech is back on public display. One of five known manuscript drafts of President Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address will be shown at the Library … Continue reading
On this day in 1863, President Abraham Lincoln delivered his carefully concise yet striking speech for the dedication of a military cemetery at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Following the horrific loss of life at the Battle of Gettysburg in early July 1863, … Continue reading
The first significant conflict of the Civil War on Northern Soil occurred 150 years ago today near Sharpsburg, Maryland. The result: An infamous, bloody engagement resulting in over 12,000 total casualties for the Union, and over 10,000 for the Confederacy. … Continue reading
On this day in 1863, the Battle of Gettysburg came to an end, and in its wake were over 57,000 Union and Confederate soldiers killed, wounded, or missing – making it the bloodiest battle of the American Civil War. President … Continue reading
Today mark’s the 150th Anniversary of the Compensated Emancipation Act, legislation signed into law by President Abraham Lincoln that released slaves in the District of Columbia – nine months before the more well-known Emancipation Proclamation was issued. Washington, D.C. now … Continue reading
Article courtesy of: Washingtonpost.com, Published February 17, 2012 WASHINGTON — The house where President Abraham Lincoln drafted the Emancipation Proclamation some 150 years ago is confronting the reality that more people are held in modern-day slavery than at the height of the … Continue reading
We just read this great article from the Christian Science Monitor about the history of why Abraham Lincoln doesn’t have his own official holiday. Very timely for Presidents Day.