President Abraham Lincoln orders the reinforcement of Fort Pickens at Pensacola, but mix-ups in orders make it more difficult than intended.
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The Republicans Are in Ecstasies
Abraham Lincoln meets with a prominent Republican and receives a recommendation about another regarding cabinet appointments.
The Lincoln Funeral
April 19, 1865 – Funeral services for Abraham Lincoln took place at the White House. After the doctors pronounced Lincoln dead on the 15th, bells
The Inauguration of Andrew Johnson
April 15, 1865 – Abraham Lincoln’s death meant that a southern Democrat would become the next U.S. president, much to the dismay of northerners hoping
More Assassination Attempts, Washington in Turmoil
April 14, 1865 – As President Abraham Lincoln was shot, both Vice President Andrew Johnson and Secretary of State William H. Seward were targeted for
Lincoln’s Busy Good Friday
April 14, 1865 – President Abraham Lincoln held a cabinet meeting and tended to administrative issues before ending the day with a trip to Ford’s