Category Archives: Lincoln

Chronicles of the War – March 1862

The Chronicles of the War Series is a series of monthly Civil War “Updates from the ‘President’”. They are scheduled to be issued each month through April, 2015. They are written and produced by Fritz Klein; filmed and edited by … Continue reading

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Lincoln Assassination Resources

Due to the reconfiguration of this blog, here are the links to the stories on Frederick Aiken, Mary Surratt and the Lincoln Assassination, for your convenience.   Frederick Aiken Biography Frederick Aiken The Attorney – Historians Weigh In Rare Aiken … Continue reading

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Copper thieves steal sword at Lincoln tomb

CHICAGO (AFP) — Thieves have snatched a copper sword from the burial site of president Abraham Lincoln, one of the most revered leaders in US history, local media reported. The roughly three-foot (90-centimeter) sword was brandished by the statue of … Continue reading

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Northampton Community College celebrates opening of Civil War exhibit

By Sara K. Satullo | The Express-Times  A crowd quickly developed around Brian Alnutt as he guided visitors through the Civil War exhibit on loan toNorthampton Community College. Alnutt is an assistant professor of history at the college and was acting … Continue reading

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In Memory: Senator Edward Dickinson Baker (1811-1861)

Edward Baker was born in London, England. his family moved to the United States in 1815, and Baker spent the next ten years of his life in Philadelphia before his family moved to Indiana and then Illinois. While still a … Continue reading

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150 Years Ago: Battle of Ball’s Bluff Oct. 21, 1861

Ball’s Bluff was a small battle by the standards of the Civil War, but it had ramifications far beyond its size. It was only the second significant battle in the east, and received a great deal of attention in both … Continue reading

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Spielberg to film ‘Lincoln’ scenes in Richmond

By BOB LEWIS, Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. – The Capitol of Virginia, onetime seat of the Confederacy, is being converted for a few weeks more in keeping with how it looked at the close of the Civil War — for … Continue reading

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Gettysburg Address text

On this date 148 years ago, the final battle, forever known as Pickett’s Charge, occurred at Gettysburg, Pa. Even though the speech was not given until November 1863, it is still important, during this Civil War Sesquicentennial, to take a … Continue reading

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The Lincoln Assassination: New research unravels old myths

By Jeffrey S. Williams Concordia University-St. Paul, Minn. Written for Dr. David Woodard’s “Readings in American History” class – April 2011. The Northern States were celebrating the end of the Civil War when President Abraham Lincoln was shot at Ford’s … Continue reading

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The Surprising Global Reach of Lincoln

The Great Emancipator has been invoked by activists and idealists of every stripe, on every continent By RICHARD CARWARDINE, Wall Street Journal With the arrival last month of the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War, Americans have been … Continue reading

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