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Abraham Lincoln

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  • Racial equality still remains a dream

    Today marks the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's assassination. Perhaps the nation would have survived had some other man been president during America's darkest time, but Lincoln's contributions to our nation are undeniable, and Lincoln is arguably...
  • Heartbreak In Hartford: From Union Saved To Lincoln Lost

    Heartbreak In Hartford: From Union Saved To Lincoln Lost
    Only five days before, Hartford was decked out in celebratory bunting, like every other city, town and hamlet across the North. Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee's surrender to Union Gen. Ulysses S. Grant on April 9, 1865, had ended the Civil War, America'...
  • President Lincoln's slaying 150 years ago recalled at Ford's Theatre

    President Lincoln's slaying 150 years ago recalled at Ford's Theatre
    "Don't know the manners of good society, eh?" Asa Trenchard said to Mrs. Mountchessington. "Well, I guess I know enough to turn you inside out, old gal; you sockdologizing old man-trap!" As actor Harry Hawk delivered those lines, the crowd roared with...
  • Lincoln's violent death and his legacy

    Lincoln's violent death and his legacy
    Abraham Lincoln was laughing at a punch line at a stage play when he was shot once in the back of the head. He never regained consciousness and died nine hours later. Tuesday is the 150th anniversary of the day that John Wilkes Booth snuck into the...
  • Walk in Abraham Lincoln's footsteps 150 years later at preserved sites

    Walk in Abraham Lincoln's footsteps 150 years later at preserved sites
    There's nothing quite like wandering around the spot where a historic event occurred to help the imagination grasp how it all unfolded. Which is why I was standing on one side of the wraparound balcony in Washington, D.C.'s Ford's Theatre last year,...
  • Palos Heights woman hosts Springfield trip to commemorate Lincoln funeral

    Palos Heights woman hosts Springfield trip to commemorate Lincoln funeral
    Next month, thousands of people will head to Springfield to commemorate the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln's death. Sherry Meyer, of Palos Heights, wants you to be there, too. Meyer, a historical geographer and founder of InSites...
  • Historians' view of Lincoln continues to change

    WASHINGTON Abraham Lincoln, the great emancipator from Illinois who was shot by assassinJohn Wilkes Booth150 years ago Tuesday, has been evolving in myth and memory. As recent scholarship and events have shown, the Civil War and Lincoln's struggle to...
  • Road to Lincoln's end ran through Baltimore

    Road to Lincoln's end ran through Baltimore
    From the night Abraham Lincoln secretly rode a train into Baltimore en route to his inauguration in 1861, through April 24, 1865, when his body lay in a coffin at the Merchant Exchange downtown, his fate was a tragedy largely written in Charm City —...
  • #HRBooks Review | Virginia key to war between the states?

    #HRBooks Review | Virginia key to war between the states?
    Anyone who gets their ideas about the Civil War from popular media most likely will conjure up pictures of aristocrats riding off to war ready to find glory and honor on the battlefield, totally committed to the cause of upholding states' rights and the...
  • Elgin-made Lincoln funeral car headed to Springfield, but without steam engine

    Elgin-made Lincoln funeral car headed to Springfield, but without steam engine
    The Elgin-built reproduction of the train car that carried Abraham Lincoln's body will participate in Springfield's commemoration of Lincoln's burial 150 years ago next month after a misunderstanding was ironed out by its builders and the committee...
  • Lincoln's hometown gets ready for a most solemn re-enactment

    Lincoln's hometown gets ready for a most solemn re-enactment
    Abraham Lincoln is coming home — again. For the 150th anniversary of his funeral, the solemn event will be re-enacted in Springfield, where he rose to fame and was elected to the presidency. It is expected to attract thousands of Abe's admirers...