"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, to bind up the nation's wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan, to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations."
Aug. 3, 2019 - Lincoln's Campaign for the Presidential Nomination - N.Y. Ave. Presbyterian Church
Aug. 16, 2019 - John O'Brien presents at the Cosmos Club
Sep. 17, 2019 - Jim Loewen-Everything Your American History Text Got Wrong
Oct. 15. 2019 - Tom Bogar-Backstage at Ford’s Theatre
Nov. 2019 - no meeting. See you at theLincoln Forum, in Gettysburg, Pa.
Dec. 3, 2019 - Ed Steers-Abraham Lincoln as an American icon
Jan. 21, 2020 - Wendy Allen- Lincoln artist from Gettysburg and Vice President of the Lincoln Fellowship of Pennsylvania
Feb. 11, 2020 - George Buss discussing his career as a Lincoln presenter,alternatively appearing with Curt Fields as General US Grant
Mar. 2020 - No meeting. See you at the Lincoln-Institute symposium at Ford's Theater
April 21, 2020 - Garrett Peck-DC tour guide and author-Walt Whitman and Abraham Lincoln, He has a 2015 book, Walt Whitman in Washington
May 19, 2020 - Burrus Carnahan discussing Lincoln and his use of the presidential pardon
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Maggiano dinner options

Tuesday, April 21, 2019


Location: Maggiano’s-Chevy Chase 5333 Wisconsin Ave, NW, Washington DC

right at the Friendship Heights Metro stop. The adjacent Chevy Chase Pavilion parking garage has a restaurant discount cost of $3.80 for four hours. You can enter the garage from Wisconsin Ave, 50 feet north of the restaurant (between Marshalls and Cheesecake factory), but the best garage entrance for Maggiano's is from Western Ave.

Walt Whitman and Abraham Lincoln

Presenter: Garrett Peck, Historian and Tour Guide

The Lincoln Group of DC is proud to announce that our April 21, 2020 speaker will be Garrett Peck, who will speak to us about Walt Whitman and Abraham Lincoln. Whitman was already famous for Leaves of Grass when he journeyed to the nation's capital at the height of the Civil War to find his brother George, a Union officer wounded at the Battle of Fredericksburg. Whitman eventually served as a volunteer "hospital missionary," making more than six hundred hospital visits and serving over eighty thousand sick and wounded soldiers in the next three years. With the 1865 publication of Drum-Taps, Whitman became poet laureate of the Civil War, aligning his legacy with that of Abraham Lincoln. He remained in Washington until 1873 as a federal clerk, engaging in a dazzling literary circle and fostering his longest romantic relationship, with Peter Doyle. Author Garrett Peck details the definitive account of Walt Whitman's decade in the nation's capital.

Garrett Peck is an author, historian, and tour guide in the nation's capital. In addition to Walt Whitman in Washington, D.C., he has written several other books including The Great War in America: World War I and Its Aftermath. He has lectured at the Library of Congress, the National Archives, and the Smithsonian, and often speaks at literary clubs, historical societies, and trade associations. In addition,
Peck leads history-related tours in the Washington area, including the Temperance Tour of Prohibition-related sites in the nation's capital, which has been featured on C-SPAN Book TV and the History Channel program "Ten Things You Didn't Know About" with punk rock legend Henry Rollins. He also leads the Walt Whitman Tour, WWI, Tour, Jazz History Tour, brewing tours of Alexandria and DC, and many others.