Category Archives: Lincoln

Interesting new book looks at the cast and crew at Ford’s Theater during and after Lincoln Assassination

Scores, perhaps hundreds, of books have dealt with the April 1865 assassination of Abraham Lincoln at Ford’s Theater in Washington, D. C. All of them, of course, deal with famed actor John Wilkes Booth and the pistol shot that likely … Continue reading

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Lincoln reenactor plays piano as fundraiser for Steam into History

Steam into History, Inc. and the Maryland Conservatory of Music are co-sponsoring a special evening with Dr. Duke Thompson as he portrays Abraham Lincoln and plays the piano. This event will take place on Sunday night, April 27, 2014, at … Continue reading

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New Lincoln book drawing strong reviews

Hundreds of books have been written about Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States. Many focus naturally on his conduct of the Civil War and/or his dealings with the slavery emancipation question. Some deal more with his congressional … Continue reading

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The last surviving resident to see the Confederates enter York?

This impressive mansion of railroad magnate Charles Billmeyer was newly built when almost 1,000 Confederate soldiers tramped past on June 28 and 29, 1863 on their way to and from Wrightsville in their effort to seize the Columbia Bridge. York … Continue reading

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150 years ago today – The Gettysburg Address

On the morning of November 19, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln arose at the David Wills House on the square in downtown Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. He faced a busy day, highlighted by a procession to the National Cemetery and the lengthy dedication … Continue reading

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President Lincoln to appear at York Civil War Round Table on Nov. 20

In commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of the Gettysburg Address, the York Civil War Round Table has scheduled living historian James Hayney portraying Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States. The presentation is titled “The Gettysburg Address: Facts … Continue reading

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150 years ago this month in York County, Pa. – Part 1

As part 1 of my series on York County, PA during the month of November, 1863, when Abraham Lincoln came here as he traveled to and from Gettysburg to deliver the Gettysburg Address, I offer this reposting of a blog … Continue reading

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Park Service announces special events for 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address

Gettysburg, PA (November 6, 2013) – We invite you to attend the following upcoming 150th Anniversary November events, co-sponsored by the Gettysburg Foundation and Gettysburg National Military Park. Here is the current schedule of events (subject to change):

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“Abraham Lincoln and the Elections of 1863” is topic of Nov. meeting of Harrisburg CWRT

On Friday November 22nd, the Harrisburg Civil War Round Table is proud to have Dr. Mark E. Neely, a Pulitzer Prize winning author in History, speak to us about “Abraham Lincoln and the Elections of 1863”. Professor Neely will discuss … Continue reading

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Sharp political differences led to rowdiness in Lower Windsor Township

In September 1863, the York Gazette reported on a political event in southeastern York County, Pa., in which “Abolition rowdies” attempted to disrupt a meeting of Democrats in Lower Windsor Township. The township had for the past few years been … Continue reading

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