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Abraham Lincoln

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  • 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...
  • Albany to mark 150th anniversary of Lincoln assassination

    New York state and its capital city are observing the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln's assassination with a series of events and exhibits. On Saturday, April 25 Civil War re-enactors will hold a memorial service for Lincoln and hold...
  • AP News in Brief at 7:58 p.m. EDT

    US, Cuba leaders meet for first time in more than 50 years, vow to turn page on old enmities President Barack Obama and Cuba's Raul Castro sat down together Saturday in the first formal meeting of the two country's leaders in a half-century, pledging...
  • Lincoln's assassination stunned a nation

    Lincoln's assassination stunned a nation
    When President Abraham Lincoln took his wife, Mary, on a carriage ride April 14, 1865, the first lady said she could scarcely remember seeing him so lighthearted as he was on that Good Friday. "We must both be more cheerful in the future," Lincoln...
  • 'Lincoln never dies' - finding his resonance 150 years later

    In the oak-paneled hush of the reading room overlooking Pennsylvania Avenue, Karen Needles mostly works alone — but always in good company. Five mornings a week, Needles signs in at the National Archives, often wearing an Abraham Lincoln T-shirt,...
  • Abraham Lincoln as Chicago knew him: A leader with 'patriotic purpose'

    Abraham Lincoln as Chicago knew him: A leader with 'patriotic purpose'
    On April 14, 1865, Washington, D.C., was in victory mode. For five days, since Gen. Robert E. Lee's surrender at Appomattox, the capital celebrated the end of a bloody Civil War. Sporadic fighting continued, but you wouldn't know it in jubilant...
  • After 150 years, Dixie still a place apart

    On the day after the surrender at Appomattox Courthouse, Abraham Lincoln appeared at a second-floor window of the White House. He was acceding to the wishes of citizens who had gathered to serenade their president in this moment of victory. They called...
  • #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...
  • Joan Waugh on Grant's and Lee's 'gentlemen's agreement' ending the Civil War

    Joan Waugh on Grant's and Lee's 'gentlemen's agreement' ending the Civil War
    A century and a half ago, a brief encounter between two men, a Northerner and Southerner, altered the course of American history. I don't mean what you probably have in mind; the Lincoln assassination happened five days later. It was the surrender of Gen....