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    Panel Discussion on the Election of 1864

    Authors and historians talked about the impact and significance of the 1864 presidential election. Candidates were Abraham Lincoln and General George McClellan, Lincoln’s former…

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    Radicals, Abolitionists and Lincoln's Reelection

    Michael Burlingame talked about the varying degrees of support abolitionists provided Abraham Lincoln in the 1864 presidential election. Candidates in the 1864 presidential election…

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    Emancipation and the Soldier Vote of 1864

    Jonathan White talked about the reasons more than 70 percent of Union soldiers voted for Lincoln’s re-election in the 1864 election. Candidates in the 1864 presidential election…

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    Summer of 1864

    Jennifer Weber talked about the political climate leading up to the 1864 presidential election. Candidates in the 1864 presidential election were Abraham Lincoln and General George…

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    Confederate View of 1864 Election

    Elizabeth Varon talked about the 1864 presidential election from the Confederate point of view. Candidates in the 1864 presidential election were Abraham Lincoln and General George…

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    Lincoln's 1864 Campaign Biographies

    Thomas Horrocks, author of Lincoln’s Campaign Biographies, talked about Lincoln’s 1864 campaign and how print media played a role in the presidential race. Candidates in…

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    President Lincoln's Gettysburg Address

    Author, historian, and Lincoln Studies Center co-director Douglas Wilson talks about the Gettysburg Address, which was delivered by President Abraham Lincoln 150 years ago on November 19,…

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    Lincoln, Lieber, and the Law of War Panel

    Author and law professor Gary Solis talked about the 1863 Lieber Code, authored by legal scholar Francis Lieber during the Civil War. The document was one of the first attempts to…

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    Lincoln, Lieber and the Law of War

    Panelists talked about the development of the Lieber Code, a code of war drafted during the Civil War and adopted by the U.S. Army in 1863. Prepared by legal scholar Francis Lieber, this…

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    Lincoln and the Dakota War of 1862

    Historians discussed the Dakota War of 1862. The conflict in Minnesota resulted in the mass execution by hanging of 38 Dakota men. The participants discussed the actions of General…

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    Lincoln and the Fort Sumter Crisis

    When Abraham Lincoln took office in 1861, he admitted that he knew “little about ships.” Yet the first military crisis he faced prior to the start of the Civil War occurred in…

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    President Lincoln's Inauguration Re-Enactment

    A re-enactment was held to mark the 150th anniversary the previous day of Abraham Lincoln’s swearing-in as president of the United States on March 4, 1861. After the opening remarks,…

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    Old Naval Observatory

    The Lincoln Group of the District of Columbia was given a tour of the Old Naval Observatory, which is not open to the public. Located near the Lincoln Memorial, the former observatory…

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    Lincoln 200th Birthday Dinner

    The Lincoln Group of the District of Columbia held their Bicentennial Birthday Celebration for President Abraham Lincoln at the Willard Hotel. The main speaker was Craig Symonds, the…

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