Music of the Lincoln Assassination

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…

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…

A Curious Response to the Lincoln Assassination

When John Wilkes Booth assassinated President Abraham Lincoln at Ford’s Theatre on April 14, 1865, most observers feared for the country’s future under the untested new president, Andrew Johnson. Even former Confederates like Dudley Avery, from a Louisiana plantation family, worried about what Johnson’s ascent to power might mean. One of the few who thought…

New Developments for “Remembering Lincoln”

We’re getting pinned! This week we’ve had two new developments that I’d like to share with you about the Remembering Lincoln project. Last week, we launched our HistoryPin project site; this week, Laura Goetz of Stevens Point, Wisconsin, pinned some fascinating objects to our page. Laura saw the HistoryPin project on our Facebook timeline, and…

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…