A look back at April 1865

 
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2009 3:34 pm      Reply with quote

This presentation done by a history master was fun to learn. I understand that our 16th president was the first to be assassinated, and that 200 years ago Abraham Lincoln was born. I had previously watched a History Channel program on the same president and learned from that source as well; the combination of these two lectures was excellent!

The time-line was after Lincoln died in the house near Ford's Theater. What did I learn? Stanton orchestrated all events within a matter of a few days! Such as the train funeral car was made by the US Army in 1862, about 42 locomotives were used while traveling to this president's home state, the day and night-time public adoration throughout DC, PA, NY, OH, IN and IL. As this was an unexpected event, even the weather became miserable. Until the final city was reached the weather cleared, a white dove flew and even a meteor was seen. Frederick Douglas even traveled on this train as he watched this president get back home. Mr. Lincoln's home has not changed.

Thoroughly enjoyed by those who attended! A must-see!
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