Music of the Lincoln Assassination

4 min. Read

This is the latest in a series of posts by Remembering Lincoln Digital Collection partner institutions, discussing the items they are contributing to the project and the impact of the Lincoln assassination in their locales. In the immediate wake of President Abraham Lincoln’s death in the early morning hours of April 15, 1865, the calamitous course of events…

Southern Fear and the Lincoln Assassination in Montgomery, Alabama

6.5 min. Read

Once the capital of the Confederacy, for four brief months in 1861, Montgomery, Alabama, had become politically and militarily insignificant by the end of the Civil War. When Union troops commanded by Major General James H. Wilson reached the city on April 12, 1865, war-weary Montgomerians agreed to surrender in order to spare the city from destruction. While the soldiers destroyed the railroad and supplies valuable to continuing the war effort, they left the rest of Montgomery intact.

Cleveland, Ohio, and Lincoln’s Assassination and Funeral

This is the first in a series of posts by Remembering Lincoln Digital Collection partner institutions, discussing the items they are contributing to the project and the impact of the Lincoln assassination in their localities. Abraham Lincoln died at 7:22 a.m. on Saturday, April 15, 1865. The telegraph carried news of the President’s death almost…

Remembering Lincoln is now on HistoryPin!

We’re pleased to announce that as of April 14, 2015, the 149th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s death, our Remembering Lincoln digital project is now on HistoryPin! HistoryPin is a website dedicated to placing historic images on the map—literally. You can use it to find and learn about images from the past near you—or somewhere…