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Lincoln Visits McClellan

October 4, 1862 – President Abraham Lincoln returned to Washington after visiting Major General George B. McClellan and inspecting the Federal Army of the Potomac following the… 837 more words


Wine, Words & Wednesday, No. 47

Yesterday marked the 150th anniversary of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.  Ford’s Theater in Washington, DC is hosting scores of special events and tributes this month, including a special exhibit called… 319 more words


December 10, 1864: Letter From Lamon to Lincoln

Virginia born Ward Hill Lamon, Lincoln’s lawyer friend from Bloomington, Illinois, spent a frustrating Civil War attempting to protect the President, who appointed him the US Marshal for the District of Columbia.  345 more words

The American Civil War 150th Anniversary - December 8-14, 1864

Here is a look at events in the Civil War 150 years ago this week. A US general and a US marshal are very, very unhappy campers. 2,100 more words

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Getting to Gettysburg

–by Donald R. Kennon

Today is the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address. An estimated 9,000 people are expected to attend ceremonies at Gettysburg National Military Park… 701 more words

Lincoln and his bodyguard

By Michael Lynch

If you didn’t get a chance to see Saving Lincoln in theaters, it’s available on DVD now.  Using actual period photographs for its settings, the movie explores the relationship between Abraham Lincoln and Ward Hill Lamon, the Virginia-born attorney who went from lawyer to presidential bodyguard.   750 more words

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Ward Hill Lamon, his brother, Robert... and Christian F. Laise

It might seem that the title implies a connection between all three. Yes, all three can be considered Southern Unionists, but I don’t think Laise had any actual association with the Lamon brothers. 895 more words

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