April 15, 1865: “It is too horrible to contemplate with composure” – the focus of the armies turn on the news

It is very easy for us to get caught up in the significance of a historical event, and forget that those living through the times were, just as you and I do today, living each day as moment to moment.  We all track that Abraham Lincoln was assassinated on the evening of April 14, 1865. Continue reading “April 15, 1865: “It is too horrible to contemplate with composure” – the focus of the armies turn on the news”

Interpreting the Lincoln Presidency: Ford’s Theater

Earlier this year I posted about my trip through Ford’s Theater on the day of the great Virginia earthquake.  At the time I lamented my visit was without camera.  A couple weeks back I was able to stop by there on the way home, with camera in hand this time. So allow me to updateContinue reading “Interpreting the Lincoln Presidency: Ford’s Theater”