Posts belonging to Category 'Lincoln'

Lincoln exhibit at Allen Co. Library

The Allen County Public Library will host a new traveling exhibit called “Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War” beginning June 18.
It examines how President Lincoln used the Constitution to confront three intertwined crises of the Civil War – the secession of Southern states, slavery and wartime civil liberties.
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MEMOIR OF UNION SOLDIER’S EXPERIENCE IN ANDERSONVILLE PRISON CAMP DONATED TO LINCOLN PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY

Some of the most unspeakable places of the Civil War are remembered by a Union soldier in a memoir that has been recently donated to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library.
The memoir of Silas Edwin Halsey covers in detail his Civil War experiences from 1862 through 1865, including a stint in the notorious Confederate prison camp [...]

Lincoln museum receives Civil War memoir

The Civil War memoirs of a Union soldier who spent time in Confederate prison camps in Georgia and South Carolina has been donated to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield.
The museum says that the memoir of Silas Edwin Halsey was donated by C. Judson Treat of Johns Island, S.C., and spans the [...]

Scholar: Lincoln knew he would be assassinated

This is the third in a five-part series coinciding with “Legacy of Freedom,” a lecture series hosted by Oklahoma Christian University. This week’s scheduled topic “The Bill of Rights and Its Meaning for Today” was changed to focus on Memorial Day. Next week’s concluding topic will be “Can We Reclaim the Founders’ Legacy of Freedom?”
Abraham [...]

Ceremonies to be held weekly at Lincoln’s Tomb

Flag-lowering and retreat ceremonies will be held Tuesday evenings at the Lincoln Tomb State Historic Site beginning June 1.
Members of the 114th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry (Reactivated), a Civil War re-enactment group, will perform the ceremonies starting at 7 p.m. Tuesdays, June 1 through Aug. 31. The event, which lasts approximately half an hour, is [...]

‘Lincoln Funeral Car’ at Smallin Cave

At Smallin Cave it’s ‘all aboard’ for a tour the public has not been invited on for nearly a half a century.
“A gentleman that had this property back in the late 50’s, early 60’s, he called this the civil war cave,” says Smallin Cave owner Kevin Bright.
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Lacking for Lincoln — Ottawa seeks to be on Looking for Lincoln ‘historic communities’ list

Ottawa might come to mind as a historic community with a pretty strong connection to Abraham Lincoln, but among the 19 “historic communities” on the Looking for Lincoln Heritage Coalition’s website, Ottawa isn’t even on the list.
“Imagine my shock,” Julie Johnson, executive director of the Ottawa Visitors Center, told The Times. “It didn’t really make [...]

Scholar says views of Lincoln vary widely

Abraham Lincoln was a saint and a sinner.
He saved the Union, and he ripped it apart. He expanded the president’s constitutional powers more than ever before, and he was a strict adherent to the Constitution. He was the friend of every black, and he was a racist.
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SCOTCH PLAINS PUBLIC LIBRARY TO HOST NATIONAL EXHIBITION ON ABRAHAM LINCOLN

“Abraham Lincoln: A Man of His Time, a Man for All Times,” a national traveling exhibition that examines Abraham Lincoln’s life, accomplishments, and legacy opens at the Scotch Plains Public Library on Saturday, May 2 for three weeks, ending on May 20. The Scotch Plains Public Library is the only location in New Jersey to [...]

Lincoln paved way for federal initiatives

How many times have we heard that the “original intent” of the Founding Fathers was to have a limited federal government? Indeed, the heroic narrative of the individual or states versus the federal government has been seared deep into the American psyche.
In reality, that storyline may be largely mythology. We must first ask the question: [...]