John&Patti's wonderful adventure travel blog

The sculptures outside the A Lincoln Museum

 

 

Did you see me in the last pic?

 

This photo was kept underwraps for decades after the funeral

 

Emancipation Proclamation debate

Cabinet meeting...

demographics of slavery

Brutal cartooning

Mary was always trying to "get into" Washington society

Tragedy of Tad's death

Lincoln-Douglas debates of 1958 (senate campaign)


First day of our visit to Springfield in the Land of Lincoln. Excellent museum with 21st century animation technology. Does an excellent job of explaining the complex political issues surrounding slavery and the civil war. Lincoln was target of extremely nasty attacks from multiple quarters... his genius was how he navigated this to further his objectives (saving the union and freeing the slaves).



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