President-elect Abraham Lincoln reaches the capital after traveling through Baltimore in the middle of the night to avoid a possible assassination attempt.
President-elect Abraham Lincoln travels through New York and receives the first warning that his trip to Washington may be more dangerous than expected.
With the Deep South states now out of the Union, the slave states of the Upper South hesitate to follow.
President-elect Abraham Lincoln travels through Ohio and curiously refuses to acknowledge that a sectional crisis is taking place.
The National Peace Conference opens in Washington, but few believed that anything would come of it.
Abraham Lincoln reiterates that he will not accept any compromise with the South that might spread slavery into the territories.