| Apr 8, 2015
| 8:48 AM
On the day after the April 9, 1865, surrender at Appomattox Court House in Virginia, 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...
| Apr 14, 2015
| 7:55 AM
GLASTONBURY — As the country marks the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln's assassination, the Welles-Turner Memorial Library will host a presentation tonight on the event and its effects on the country.
Hamish Lutris, Associate...
| Apr 14, 2015
| 5:54 AM
Black crepe darkened windows and balconies throughout Hartford in the days after President Abraham Lincoln was shot and killed on April 14, 1865.
The city was still celebrating Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee's surrender only five days earlier when...
| Apr 11, 2015
| 5:00 AM
Few events in American history unleashed deeper and more profound mass mourning than the assassination of Abraham Lincoln 150 years ago, on April 15, 1865. To Northerners, Lincoln was the recently (and overwhelmingly) reelected president, a revered...
| Apr 14, 2015
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...
| Apr 13, 2015
| 10:15 AM
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'...
| Apr 10, 2015
| 5:20 PM
"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...
| Feb 20, 2015
| 1:59 PM
On the Mississippi River, between Rock Island, Ill., and Davenport, Iowa, a steamboat crashed into the first railroad bridge ever built across the river. The impact caused the boat, known as the Effie Afton, to explode into flames and sink into the river....
| Feb 18, 2015
| 12:30 PM
Republicans are starting to show some color again. The midterm election that swept Republicans into control of both houses of Congress also brought in the party's largest group of black lawmakers since Reconstruction: three.
Hey, it's a start.
| Mar 30, 2015
| 2:02 PM
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...
| Mar 31, 2015
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...