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UPCOMING EVENTS: Mark your calendar
  • Listen to our own Craig Howell in an NPR interview about Battle of Fort Stevens
  • August 2, 2014 - "Lincoln's War on Slavery in 1864" - New York Ave. Presbyterian Church 10a.m to 12 noon. Free to the general public.
  • August 16, 2014 - Author James Conroy, "Our One Common Country, Abraham Lincoln and the Hampton Roads Peace Conference of 1865" 11:30-2:30 p.m. Location:Alfio's Trattoria, 4515 Willard Ave, Chevy Chase, MD 20815
  • September 18, 2014 - Chris DeRose, author of "The Presidents' War: Six American Presidents and the Civil War That Divided Them" will be our guest speaker. Please note that we will be meeting on a Thursday vs. our normal Tuesday event to accomodate the speaker. See you there!

Resolved By the House of Representatives, That the President of the United States be respectfully requested to inform this House --  

1st. Whether the spot on which the blood of our citizens was shed...

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The repeal of the Missouri Compromise, and the propriety of its restoration, constitute the subject of what I am about to say...

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"A house divided against itself cannot stand."

I believe this government cannot endure, permanently half slave and half free...

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Neither let us be slandered from our duty by false accusations against us, nor frightened from it by menaces of destruction to the Government nor of dungeons to ourselves...

Read more about the Cooper Union Speech...

My friends - No one, not in my situation, can appreciate my feeling of sadness at this parting. To this place, and the kindness of these people, I owe every thing...

Read more about Lincoln's Farewell Speech...

... Second. That the Writ of Habeas Corpus is suspended in respect to all persons arrested, or who are now, or hereafter during the rebellion shall be, imprisoned in any fort...

Read more about the Suspension of the Writ of habeas Corpus...

Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal...

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I happen temporarily to occupy this big White House. I am a living witness that any one of your children may look to come here as my father's child has...

Read more of Lincoln's Speech to the 166th Ohio Regiment...

With malice toward none; with charity for all; with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in...

Read more of the Second Inaugural Address...