Ulysses S. Grant Carte de Visite
Lincoln’s Assassination-Grant stood alone and wept openly

On April 14, five days after Grant’s victory at Appomattox, Lincoln was fatally shot by John Wilkes Booth and died the next morning. The assassination was part of a conspiracy that targeted a number of government leaders.Grant attended a cabinet meeting that day, and Lincoln had invited Grant and his wife to the theater, but they declined as they had plans to travel to Philadelphia. Many, including Grant himself, thought that Grant had been a target in the plot. Secretary of War Stanton, through Charles Dana, notified Grant of the President’s death and summoned him to Washington.
The following day, Grant hastily ordered the arrest of paroled Confederate officers. Major General Edward Ord, however, was able to narrow the existing threats in Washington by army intelligence and persuaded Grant to reverse his arrest orders. Attending Lincoln’s funeral on April 19, Grant stood alone and wept openly. He said of Lincoln, “He was incontestably the greatest man I have ever know.”

Photo: Grant stands in uniform looking slightly to his right with his left hand resting on the back of a chair. Wenderoth & Taylor backstamp on the verso.
http://historical.ha.com/itm/photography/ulysses-s-grant-carte-de-visite/p/6131-13416.s#1133411334380
http://americanhistory.about.com/od/ulyssessgrant/p/pgrant.htm
McFeely, William S. (1981). Grant: A Biography. Norton. ISBN 0-393-01372-3.

Ulysses S. Grant Carte de Visite

Lincoln’s Assassination-Grant stood alone and wept openly

On April 14, five days after Grant’s victory at Appomattox, Lincoln was fatally shot by John Wilkes Booth and died the next morning. The assassination was part of a conspiracy that targeted a number of government leaders.Grant attended a cabinet meeting that day, and Lincoln had invited Grant and his wife to the theater, but they declined as they had plans to travel to Philadelphia. Many, including Grant himself, thought that Grant had been a target in the plot. Secretary of War Stanton, through Charles Dana, notified Grant of the President’s death and summoned him to Washington.

The following day, Grant hastily ordered the arrest of paroled Confederate officers. Major General Edward Ord, however, was able to narrow the existing threats in Washington by army intelligence and persuaded Grant to reverse his arrest orders. Attending Lincoln’s funeral on April 19, Grant stood alone and wept openly. He said of Lincoln, “He was incontestably the greatest man I have ever know.”

Photo: Grant stands in uniform looking slightly to his right with his left hand resting on the back of a chair. Wenderoth & Taylor backstamp on the verso.

http://historical.ha.com/itm/photography/ulysses-s-grant-carte-de-visite/p/6131-13416.s#1133411334380

http://americanhistory.about.com/od/ulyssessgrant/p/pgrant.htm

John Thomson Ford 1829 – 1894,  Ford’s Theatre In Lincoln’s time Washington, DC
Notable For Operating Fords Theatre At The Time Of The Abraham Lincoln Assassination 
John Ford was rounded up after the assassination and, although he knew nothing of Booth’s conspiracy, was imprisoned for thirty-nine days as a suspect. His theatre was seized by Secretary of War Stanton, gutted, and turned into offices, as well. 
It would not be restored until almost a hundred years later.
Ford was the manager of this highly successful theatre at the time of the assassination of Lincoln. He was a good friend of Lincoln’s assassin John Wilkes Booth, a famous actor. Ford drew further suspicion upon himself by being in Richmond, Virginia, at the time of the assassination on 14 April 1865. Up until April 2, 1865, Richmond had been the capital of the just defeated Confederate States of America and a center of anti-Lincoln conspiracies.
An order was issued for Ford’s arrest and, on April 18, Ford was arrested at his Baltimore home which he had reached in the interim. His brothers James and Harry Clay Ford were thrown into prison along with him. John Ford complained of the effect his incarceration would have on his business and family, and offered to help with the investigation, but Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton made no reply to his two letters. After thirty-nine days, the brothers were finally fully exonerated and set free since there was no evidence of their complicity in the crime.
 The theater was seized by the government and Ford was paid $100,000 for it by  Congress. Due to the treatment accorded to him following the assassination, Ford remained bitter toward the United States Government for decades.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_T._Ford
http://www.shapell.org/btl.aspx?john-wilkes-booth-spy-turned-assassin
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John Thomson Ford 1829 – 1894,  Ford’s Theatre In Lincoln’s time Washington, DC
Notable For Operating Fords Theatre At The Time Of The Abraham Lincoln Assassination 
John Ford was rounded up after the assassination and, although he knew nothing of Booth’s conspiracy, was imprisoned for thirty-nine days as a suspect. His theatre was seized by Secretary of War Stanton, gutted, and turned into offices, as well. 
It would not be restored until almost a hundred years later.
Ford was the manager of this highly successful theatre at the time of the assassination of Lincoln. He was a good friend of Lincoln’s assassin John Wilkes Booth, a famous actor. Ford drew further suspicion upon himself by being in Richmond, Virginia, at the time of the assassination on 14 April 1865. Up until April 2, 1865, Richmond had been the capital of the just defeated Confederate States of America and a center of anti-Lincoln conspiracies.
An order was issued for Ford’s arrest and, on April 18, Ford was arrested at his Baltimore home which he had reached in the interim. His brothers James and Harry Clay Ford were thrown into prison along with him. John Ford complained of the effect his incarceration would have on his business and family, and offered to help with the investigation, but Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton made no reply to his two letters. After thirty-nine days, the brothers were finally fully exonerated and set free since there was no evidence of their complicity in the crime.
 The theater was seized by the government and Ford was paid $100,000 for it by  Congress. Due to the treatment accorded to him following the assassination, Ford remained bitter toward the United States Government for decades.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_T._Ford
http://www.shapell.org/btl.aspx?john-wilkes-booth-spy-turned-assassin
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John Thomson Ford 1829 – 1894,  Ford’s Theatre In Lincoln’s time Washington, DC

Notable For Operating Fords Theatre At The Time Of The Abraham Lincoln Assassination

John Ford was rounded up after the assassination and, although he knew nothing of Booth’s conspiracy, was imprisoned for thirty-nine days as a suspect. His theatre was seized by Secretary of War Stanton, gutted, and turned into offices, as well.

It would not be restored until almost a hundred years later.

Ford was the manager of this highly successful theatre at the time of the assassination of Lincoln. He was a good friend of Lincoln’s assassin John Wilkes Booth, a famous actor. Ford drew further suspicion upon himself by being in Richmond, Virginia, at the time of the assassination on 14 April 1865. Up until April 2, 1865, Richmond had been the capital of the just defeated Confederate States of America and a center of anti-Lincoln conspiracies.

An order was issued for Ford’s arrest and, on April 18, Ford was arrested at his Baltimore home which he had reached in the interim. His brothers James and Harry Clay Ford were thrown into prison along with him. John Ford complained of the effect his incarceration would have on his business and family, and offered to help with the investigation, but Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton made no reply to his two letters. After thirty-nine days, the brothers were finally fully exonerated and set free since there was no evidence of their complicity in the crime.

The theater was seized by the government and Ford was paid $100,000 for it by  Congress. Due to the treatment accorded to him following the assassination, Ford remained bitter toward the United States Government for decades.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_T._Ford

http://www.shapell.org/btl.aspx?john-wilkes-booth-spy-turned-assassin

The Internet Is Full Of Pretty Convincing Fake Photos
Take time to check out if they are the real deal before you post, this one is all over the place, its from a book titled Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith 2010.
Lincoln loved Poe’s works of poetry and fiction, but the two never met in real life.
“The Raven”by Edgar Allan Poe
Though Abraham Lincoln and Edgar Allan Poe never formally interacted, John T. Stuart reports that the president “carried Poe around on the Circuit—read and loved ‘The Raven’—repeated it over & over.”
Published in 1845, “The Raven” was popular enough to inspire a number of parodies—including one by Lincoln’s fellow attorney, Andrew Johnston “in which an experience with a polecat replaced Poe’s conversation with his feathered midnight visitor.” According to biographer Benjamin Thomas, Lincoln read the parody first, then later “sought out Poe’s original poem, which had been written the previous year.”
Abraham Lincoln: A Biography, by Benjamin P. Thomas, (SIU Press, 2008)
Herndon’s Informants, eds. Douglas L. Wilson and Rodney O. Davis, (University of Illinois Press, 1998)
http://www.poets.org/poetsorg/text/presidential-picks-abraham-lincolns-favorite-poetry

The Internet Is Full Of Pretty Convincing Fake Photos

Take time to check out if they are the real deal before you post, this one is all over the place, its from a book titled Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith 2010.

Lincoln loved Poe’s works of poetry and fiction, but the two never met in real life.

The Raven
by Edgar Allan Poe

Though Abraham Lincoln and Edgar Allan Poe never formally interacted, John T. Stuart reports that the president “carried Poe around on the Circuit—read and loved ‘The Raven’—repeated it over & over.”

Published in 1845, “The Raven” was popular enough to inspire a number of parodies—including one by Lincoln’s fellow attorney, Andrew Johnston “in which an experience with a polecat replaced Poe’s conversation with his feathered midnight visitor.” According to biographer Benjamin Thomas, Lincoln read the parody first, then later “sought out Poe’s original poem, which had been written the previous year.”

Abraham Lincoln: A Biography, by Benjamin P. Thomas, (SIU Press, 2008)

Herndon’s Informants, eds. Douglas L. Wilson and Rodney O. Davis, (University of Illinois Press, 1998)

http://www.poets.org/poetsorg/text/presidential-picks-abraham-lincolns-favorite-poetry

The 1862 Dakota War, It Was The Largest Indian War In American History - Mass Hangings, Death and Injustice
This is the only picture known to exist that was actually taken during the war
The 1862 Dakota War is often called Minnesota’s Other Civil War. Most people have never heard of it and that includes a lot of Minnesotans.  Fought in the same time period as the Civil War battles of Second Manassas and Antietam in that horrific late summer of 1862, it couldn’t have come at a worse time for the Union and Abraham Lincoln. The uprising spread into the Dakota Territories and sent panic into Nebraska, Iowa and Wisconsin.
There were a number of factors which contributed to the Dakota Uprising in 1862. Life was changing for the Dakota as both fur-bearing and game animals, upon which they depended, were getting scarce. It is likely that the Dakota had expected that they would be able to live off the proceeds from selling their land to the U.S. government, via the treaties of 1851 and 1858, but it was not working out that way.  The crops had been poor in 1861 and the winter of 1861-1862 had been difficult, so in 1862, some of the Dakota were hungry. Indian Agent Thomas Galbraith initially refused to distribute food to the Dakota, as he wanted to do that at the same time as he distributed the annual annuity, which had not yet arrived.  The late annuity was also a point of contention. 
When the fighting ended, 500 settlers and 100 soldiers were dead.  Over 200 people were killed the first morning - as many as Custer lost at the Little Bighorn.  
In early December, 303 Sioux prisoners were convicted of murder and rape by military tribunals and sentenced to death. Some trials lasted less than 5 minutes. No one explained the proceedings to the defendants, nor were the Sioux represented by defense attorneys. Pres. Abraham Lincoln personally reviewed the trial records to distinguish between those who had engaged in warfare against the U.S., versus those who had committed crimes of rape and murder against civilians.
The Army executed the 38 remaining prisoners by hanging on December 26, 1862, in Manako Minnesota, It remains the largest mass execution in American History. ..Although it is believed that the majority of the Dakota helped protect the settlers and even hid them from the warriors during the month-long massacre….
After the conflict, Minnesota’s Dakota Indians were expelled from the state. It was one of the most heartbreaking results of the 1862 war. When the Dakota were defeated, the federal government rounded up the survivors. Most were sent to Crow Creek, S.D., where disease and starvation killed many. There’s still a reservation there, and times are still hard.
http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/200209/23_steilm_1862-m/
http://exploringoffthebeatenpath.com/Battlefields/DakotaWar/index.html
http://www.dakotavictims1862.com/Family_and_Friends_of_Dakota_Uprising/Causes,_Significance_%26_Facts.html

The 1862 Dakota War, It Was The Largest Indian War In American History - Mass Hangings, Death and Injustice

This is the only picture known to exist that was actually taken during the war

The 1862 Dakota War is often called Minnesota’s Other Civil War. Most people have never heard of it and that includes a lot of Minnesotans.  Fought in the same time period as the Civil War battles of Second Manassas and Antietam in that horrific late summer of 1862, it couldn’t have come at a worse time for the Union and Abraham Lincoln. The uprising spread into the Dakota Territories and sent panic into Nebraska, Iowa and Wisconsin.

There were a number of factors which contributed to the Dakota Uprising in 1862. Life was changing for the Dakota as both fur-bearing and game animals, upon which they depended, were getting scarce. It is likely that the Dakota had expected that they would be able to live off the proceeds from selling their land to the U.S. government, via the treaties of 1851 and 1858, but it was not working out that way.  The crops had been poor in 1861 and the winter of 1861-1862 had been difficult, so in 1862, some of the Dakota were hungry. Indian Agent Thomas Galbraith initially refused to distribute food to the Dakota, as he wanted to do that at the same time as he distributed the annual annuity, which had not yet arrived.  The late annuity was also a point of contention. 

When the fighting ended, 500 settlers and 100 soldiers were dead.  Over 200 people were killed the first morning - as many as Custer lost at the Little Bighorn. 

In early December, 303 Sioux prisoners were convicted of murder and rape by military tribunals and sentenced to death. Some trials lasted less than 5 minutes. No one explained the proceedings to the defendants, nor were the Sioux represented by defense attorneys. Pres. Abraham Lincoln personally reviewed the trial records to distinguish between those who had engaged in warfare against the U.S., versus those who had committed crimes of rape and murder against civilians.

The Army executed the 38 remaining prisoners by hanging on December 26, 1862, in Manako Minnesota, It remains the largest mass execution in American History. ..Although it is believed that the majority of the Dakota helped protect the settlers and even hid them from the warriors during the month-long massacre….

After the conflict, Minnesota’s Dakota Indians were expelled from the state. It was one of the most heartbreaking results of the 1862 war. When the Dakota were defeated, the federal government rounded up the survivors. Most were sent to Crow Creek, S.D., where disease and starvation killed many. There’s still a reservation there, and times are still hard.

http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/200209/23_steilm_1862-m/

http://exploringoffthebeatenpath.com/Battlefields/DakotaWar/index.html

http://www.dakotavictims1862.com/Family_and_Friends_of_Dakota_Uprising/Causes,_Significance_%26_Facts.html

Sally Field as Mary Todd Lincoln, and Daniel Day-Lewis as Lincoln
He won best performance by an actor in a leading role Lincoln (2012)
Accepting the award, Day-Lewis thanked the film’s director, Steven Spielberg, and then paid tribute to the “mysteriously beautiful mind, body and spirit of Abraham Lincoln.”
It took director Steven Spielberg three attempts to persuade Day-Lewis to take on the role of Lincoln.
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/25/us-oscars-bestactor-idUSBRE91O05V20130225

Sally Field as Mary Todd Lincoln, and Daniel Day-Lewis as Lincoln

He won best performance by an actor in a leading role Lincoln (2012)

Accepting the award, Day-Lewis thanked the film’s director, Steven Spielberg, and then paid tribute to the “mysteriously beautiful mind, body and spirit of Abraham Lincoln.”

It took director Steven Spielberg three attempts to persuade Day-Lewis to take on the role of Lincoln.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/25/us-oscars-bestactor-idUSBRE91O05V20130225

The Assassination of President Lincoln - Currier and Ives 
Currier & Ives, 1865.
Lithograph of the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln. From left to right: Henry Rathbone, Clara Harris, Mary Todd Lincoln, Abraham Lincoln, and John Wilkes Booth. Rathbone is depicted as spotting Booth before he shot Lincoln and trying to stop him as Booth fired his weapon. Rathbone actually was unaware of Booth’s approach, and reacted after the shot was fired. While Lincoln is depicted clutching the flag after being shot, it is also possible that he just simply pushed the flag aside to watch the performance.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assassination_of_Abraham_Lincoln#mediaviewer/File:The_Assassination_of_President_Lincoln_-_Currier_and_Ives_2.png

The Assassination of President Lincoln - Currier and Ives 

Currier & Ives, 1865.

Lithograph of the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln. From left to right: Henry Rathbone, Clara Harris, Mary Todd Lincoln, Abraham Lincoln, and John Wilkes Booth. Rathbone is depicted as spotting Booth before he shot Lincoln and trying to stop him as Booth fired his weapon. Rathbone actually was unaware of Booth’s approach, and reacted after the shot was fired. While Lincoln is depicted clutching the flag after being shot, it is also possible that he just simply pushed the flag aside to watch the performance.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assassination_of_Abraham_Lincoln#mediaviewer/File:The_Assassination_of_President_Lincoln_-_Currier_and_Ives_2.png

The Old Soldiers Home, where Booth originally plotted to kidnap Lincoln.
U.S. Soldiers Home, Corn Rigs (Lincoln Cottage), Rock Creek Church Road & Upshur Street Northwest, Washington, D.C. Main façade, oblique view. Now the centerpiece of President Lincoln and Soldiers’ Home National Monument.
This file comes from the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS), Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) or Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS). These are programs of the National Park Service established for the purpose of documenting historic places. Records consist of measured drawings, archival photographs, and written reports.
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assassination_of_Abraham_Lincoln

The Old Soldiers Home, where Booth originally plotted to kidnap Lincoln.

U.S. Soldiers Home, Corn Rigs (Lincoln Cottage), Rock Creek Church Road & Upshur Street Northwest, Washington, D.C. Main façade, oblique view. Now the centerpiece of President Lincoln and Soldiers’ Home National Monument.

This file comes from the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS), Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) or Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS). These are programs of the National Park Service established for the purpose of documenting historic places. Records consist of measured drawings, archival photographs, and written reports.


When reusing please credit: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, DC,WASH,534D-4
This tag does not indicate the copyright status of the attached work. A normal copyright tag is still required. See Commons:Licensing for more information.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assassination_of_Abraham_Lincoln

Sorry bout my last post on Lincoln, I posted off a site with messed up info, not paying attention , Its been corrected.

Please correct it on your end. Should read

What is the legacy of the Gettysburg Address and the Civil War? Does it still matter today?

The entire text of the Gettysburg Address is less than 300 words, but it carried enormous impact, and remains one of the most quoted speeches in human history. Nov 19th 1863.

He did not live to see the America he envisioned after the Civil War. Later after delivering his brilliant speech, he passed away April 15th 1865- he was assassinated at Ford’s Theatre.

Creator of poster unknown.

WORST PART OF TUMBLR IS NOT BEING ABLE TO CORRECT BEFORE ITS REPOSTED.
What is the legacy of the Gettysburg Address and the Civil War? Does it still matter today?
The entire text of the Gettysburg Address is less than 300 words, but it carried enormous impact, and remains one of the most quoted speeches in human history. Nov 19th 1863.
He did not live to see the America he envisioned after the Civil War. Later after delivering his brilliant speech, he passed away April 15th 1865- he was assassinated at Ford’s Theatre.
Creator of poster unknown.

What is the legacy of the Gettysburg Address and the Civil War? Does it still matter today?

The entire text of the Gettysburg Address is less than 300 words, but it carried enormous impact, and remains one of the most quoted speeches in human history. Nov 19th 1863.

He did not live to see the America he envisioned after the Civil War. Later after delivering his brilliant speech, he passed away April 15th 1865- he was assassinated at Ford’s Theatre.

Creator of poster unknown.

The Gettysburg Address is a speech by U.S. President Abraham Lincoln, one of the best-known in American history. It was delivered by Lincoln during the American Civil War, on the afternoon of Thursday, November 19, 1863, at the dedication of the Soldiers’ National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, four and a half months after the Union armies defeated those of the Confederacy at the Battle of Gettysburg.
http://www.allposters.com/-sp/Don-t-Believe-the-Internet-Lincoln-Humor-Poster-Posters_i9721520_.htm

The Gettysburg Address is a speech by U.S. President Abraham Lincoln, one of the best-known in American history. It was delivered by Lincoln during the American Civil War, on the afternoon of Thursday, November 19, 1863, at the dedication of the Soldiers’ National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, four and a half months after the Union armies defeated those of the Confederacy at the Battle of Gettysburg.

http://www.allposters.com/-sp/Don-t-Believe-the-Internet-Lincoln-Humor-Poster-Posters_i9721520_.htm

Hopkinson’s Plantation, Edisto Island, South Carolina 1862
Henry P. Moore (American, 1833–1911)
In late fall 1861 or spring 1862, Henry P. Moore, a New Hampshire photographer, traveled from his home in Concord to make portraits of the Third New Hampshire Regiment in camp in Union-occupied coastal South Carolina. While in residence, he made some of the earliest and most poignant Civil War photographs of slave life in the Deep South. Moore focused on the changed lives of African Americans in the aftermath of the Union victory (navy and army) at the Battle of Port Royal, South Carolina, in November 1861. 
With the departure of their owners, plantation workers in Union-controlled areas were no longer slaves but, before the Emancipation Proclamation, not yet free. Moore made this well-published view of field workers on Edisto Island, where the Third New Hampshire had guard duty from April 5 to June 1, 1862. The former slaves now worked for their own benefit and were heading off in their mule-driven wagons to tend their sweet potatoes and other crops; within a year President Lincoln would give them their freedom.
Date:1862 Medium: Albumen silver print from glass negative Dimensions: Image: 15.2 × 20.4 cm (6 × 8 1/16 in.) Classification: Photographs Credit Line: Gilman Collection, Museum Purchase, 2005 Accession Number: 2005.100.1137

Hopkinson’s Plantation, Edisto Island, South Carolina 1862

Henry P. Moore (American, 1833–1911)

In late fall 1861 or spring 1862, Henry P. Moore, a New Hampshire photographer, traveled from his home in Concord to make portraits of the Third New Hampshire Regiment in camp in Union-occupied coastal South Carolina. While in residence, he made some of the earliest and most poignant Civil War photographs of slave life in the Deep South. Moore focused on the changed lives of African Americans in the aftermath of the Union victory (navy and army) at the Battle of Port Royal, South Carolina, in November 1861.

With the departure of their owners, plantation workers in Union-controlled areas were no longer slaves but, before the Emancipation Proclamation, not yet free. Moore made this well-published view of field workers on Edisto Island, where the Third New Hampshire had guard duty from April 5 to June 1, 1862. The former slaves now worked for their own benefit and were heading off in their mule-driven wagons to tend their sweet potatoes and other crops; within a year President Lincoln would give them their freedom.

Date:1862 Medium: Albumen silver print from glass negative Dimensions: Image: 15.2 × 20.4 cm (6 × 8 1/16 in.) Classification: Photographs Credit Line: Gilman Collection, Museum Purchase, 2005 Accession Number: 2005.100.1137