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Photograph attributed to Mathew Brady of the Capitol, Washington, D.C. hung with crepe and flag flown at half staff as the Nation mourns the Assassination and Death of President Lincoln. (c. April 1865). *s*

"The photo of Lincoln lying in an open coffin is the only one that exists. It was taken by photographer Jeremiah Gurney, Jr., on April 24, 1865, as the president’s body lay in state in City Hall in New York. It was immediately confiscated by Secretary of War Edwin Stanton (1814-1869) and was hidden away for 87 years until it was discovered in the Illinois State Historical Library in 1952, by then 15-year-old Ronald Rietveld, who was researching the papers of Lincoln’s persona...

One of the most important maps of the Civil War was also one of the most visually striking: a map of the slaveholding states, which clearly illustrates the varying concentrations of slaves across the South. Abraham Lincoln loved the map and consulted it often; it even appears in a famous 1864 painting of the president and his cabinet.

President Lincoln was named for his grandfather, Abraham Lincoln. This grandfather was killed in an Indian attack while he and the president's father, Thomas, were working a crop. The Indian brave tried to kidnap Thomas. One of the president's uncles killed the Indian and saved Thomas. All this happen in the late 1700s in Jefferson County, Kentucky (just east of Middletown). This marker is in the area of the Lincoln homestead. Abraham's paternal grandparents were brought to KY by Daniel…

ABRAHAM LINCOLN'S FUNERAL included a wake for the late president held on Cleveland's Public Square on 28 Apr. 1865. Lincoln had been assassinated in Washington, DC, on 14 Apr. Cleveland was one stop in a 1,700-mile rail journey to Springfield, IL, where Lincoln was buried on 4 May. The funeral train arrived in Cleveland at UNION DEPOT from Buffalo, NY, at 6:50 A.M. from Karen S

Brilliant colorized photo of Abraham Lincoln done in Photoshop. Click thru for all of the info. Love this. #colorized