Civil War 150: The Battle of Gettysburg

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By July 1863, the Confederate army’s continuing success in battle emboldened General Lee to move the war into the north. While Lee and his troops passed through Maryland into Pennsylvania, Lincoln replaced General Joseph Hooker with General George Meade, who hastily pursued Lee. On the morning of July 1, the two armies finally met outside…

Exploring the History of Ford’s Theatre, Part 1

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Education Intern Allison Hartley worked with Ford’s Theatre Trustee Brian Anderson and Arcadia Publishing to research a book for Arcadia’s “Images of America” book about Ford’s Theatre. Here, she blogs about the theatre’s unusual beginnings and owner John T. Ford’s vision for what would become America’s most famous theatre.