Civil War 150: Desertion in the Union Army

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Desertion was a problem for both the Confederate and the Union armies, even though it was a serious offense punishable by death. Politicians and generals complained that soldiers were being granted leave on the eve of major battles in which their presence was necessary to the cause. After the Battle of Fredericksburg, when morale was…

Peace and Unity: A World Beyond Hate

Ford’s Theatre patrons gathered in the historic theatre for the last Lincoln Legacy Project event of the 2013-2014 season: To Achieve and Cherish a Just and Lasting Peace: Envisioning a World Beyond Hate. The event reiterated the progress and unity that the LGBT community has experienced since Matthew Shepard’s 1998 murder.

Introducing “Remembering Lincoln”

In 1865, as people around the country and around the world heard about the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, they recorded their reactions in many forms—from written materials like diaries and letters to decorative items like ribbons and flags. Soon the items from that time that have survived the ages, will be stored at!

Civil War 150: The Gettysburg Address

On November 19, 1863, 15,000 people stood in the brisk autumn air in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, to partake in the dedication of the Soldiers’ National Cemetery. Four months earlier, the ground had been littered with bodies and remnants of the bloodiest battle of the Civil War.

With Charity for All: Lives Changed by Hate

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A panel titled With Charity for All: Lives Changed by Hate and moderated by The Washington Post’s Jonathan Capehart, featured former Laramie, Wyoming, sheriff, Dave O’Malley; Billy Rowles, former Jasper, Texas, sheriff; and KhushDC board member Puesh Kumar. The focus of the panel was to discuss how three lives have been forever changed by hate crimes. Learn more about their discussion.