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Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865) The Inaugural address of President Abraham Lincoln delivered at the National Capitol, March 4, 1865.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06044 Author/Creator: Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Broadside Date: 4 March 1865 Pagination: 1 p. ; 42.8 x 35.7 cm.

Summary of Content: Contemporary printing of Lincoln's second inaugural address. Printed in dark blue ink. Title is in large, bold type with the text of the address in double columns underneath.

Background Information:

People: Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: ReconstructionPresidentPresidential Speeches and ProclamationsInaugurationInaugural AddressCivil WarMilitary HistoryUnion ForcesConfederate States of America

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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