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The Assassination of President Lincoln: The War Department's Wanted Poster
The assassination of President Lincoln is one of the most tragic events in the history of Washington. Learn about the War Department's wanted poster for the conspirators and the massive hunt for them in the days following the assassination.
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Lincoln Strangely Forgotten: A Look at the Memorial Collection at the Ford’s Theatre House
It's been over 140 years since Abe Lincoln was gunned down in Ford's Theatre, but sadly the memory of the fallen leader seems to be fading. Here's a look at the memorial collection of mementoes at the Ford's Theatre House.
Abraham Lincoln for President in the Daily National Republican - July 21st, 1864
Digging Through Old Newspapers: Abraham Lincoln for President in the Daily National Republican - July 21st, 1864
I was digging through old newspapers in the Library of Congress' Chronicling America archives and came across this from the Daily National Republican. It dates back to July 21st, 1864 and featured a rallying cry for Abraham Lincoln's re-election as President of the United States.
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#WTF: The Macabre Story of the Creecy Hatchet Murder and Suicide in the Mayflower Hotel
In 1930, a prominent military officer, Col. Richard B. Creecy, committed suicide in the Mayflower Hotel after trying to kill his wife with a hatchet. This strange story includes a bizarre connection to the first airplane fatality in history.
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A View of the Washington Monument from Within the Lincoln Memorial in 1922
Take a look at this photograph from 1922 of the Washington Monument from within the newly opened Lincoln Memorial. Learn more about the dedication ceremony attended by Lincoln's son.
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Celebrating Victory: The Workmen’s Visit to Lincoln and the White House on April 10th, 1865
On April 10th, 1865, workmen from the Washington Navy Yard, accompanied by a band, visited Abraham Lincoln and Secretary of the Navy, Gideon Welles to congratulate them and celebrate the Union victory in the Civil War. Lincoln addressed the men and requested a performance of "Dixie" to close the celebration.
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Bringing the Past to Life: The Colorized Legacy of Abraham Lincoln
Explore the vivid details of Abraham Lincoln's era through colorized photos that bring clarity and connection to one of America's most revered Presidents.
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Robert Todd Lincoln Attends Dedication of Lincoln Memorial
Robert Todd Lincoln, President Lincoln's son, was still alive nearing 80, when the now famous memorial to his father was dedicated. Here are a series of photos from that day.
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The Siege of Washington: A Ground Level Perspective of April 14th - 25th, 1861
Take a ground level perspective of life in Washington City in the days after the fall of Fort Sumter. Read about the panic that spread, the Confederate response and the harsh words for President Lincoln and his cabinet. See photos from the era to get a better feel for living in Washington in 1861.

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