Abraham Lincoln and the Technology of War

January 16–July 6, 2014
Special Exhibition in the Center for Education and Leadership

Organized by the Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum at Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tennessee, this exhibition explores how cutting-edge Civil War technological innovations captured the fascination of President Abraham Lincoln and impacted the conduct of the war. Our nation’s first “wired” president, Lincoln spent hours at the War Department Telegraph office monitoring the progress of battles through messages from his generals. He test-fired new weapons like the seven-shot repeater Spencer rifle, believed the ironclad U.S.S. Monitor held great promise for improved naval warfare, and even expressed interest in riding a hot air balloon aloft. A man of innovation and imagination—he is the only U.S. president to hold a patent—Lincoln investigated any invention that held the potential to help make the shattered nation whole again.

As part of the exhibition Abraham Lincoln and the Technology of War (running through July 6, 2014), we have scheduled the following gallery talks:

  • March 20: Mr. Lincoln’s Air Force with Dr. Tom Crouch
  • April 17:It Strikes Me There's Something In It’: Abraham Lincoln and Naval Technology with Craig Symonds
  • June 19: The Civil War Craze for Carte de Visite Photographs with Ann M. Shumard

Special exhibitions are included as part of regular daytime visit tickets to Ford’s Theatre.

Please note: there will be occasions when the Center will be closed for special events.

Abraham Lincoln Libray and Museum of Lincoln Memorial University

Detail of Image Courtesy of the Library of Congress, LC-DIG-ppmsca-33091.

Dates

  • Tuesday, January 14, 2014 (All day)
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