General Winfield Scott writes a shocking letter recommending the abandonment of not only Fort Sumter but Fort Pickens as well.
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There May Be Trouble In Baltimore
President-elect Abraham Lincoln is given evidence of a potential assassination plot against him, and he makes a fateful decision regarding the rest of his trip to Washington.
The Pomeroy Circular and Other Political Intrigues
February 6, 1864 – President Abraham Lincoln learned that a pamphlet was being circulated urging Republicans to replace him with another candidate in the upcoming
The Dedication of Gettysburg National Cemetery
November 19, 1863 – President Abraham Lincoln made a “few appropriate remarks” during the dedication of the new Gettysburg National Cemetery. Lincoln left the home
Gettysburg National Cemetery: Lincoln’s Invitation
November 2, 1863 – President Abraham Lincoln received an invitation to make a “few appropriate remarks” at the dedication of the new Gettysburg National Cemetery.