Themes with Abraham Lincoln

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Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
1809/02/12 Abraham Lincoln is born in a single room log cabin on his father's Sinking Spring Farm on Sunday, February 12, 1809. Born Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site Kentucky Abraham Lincoln's Birthday
1811/00/00 Knob Creek Farm was the Lincoln family home from 1811 to December 1816 (cabin destroyed in 19th century). Home Lincoln Boyhood Home Athertonville
1812/00/00 Friend and school mate Austin Gollaher saves Abraham Lincoln from drowning in the swollen Knob Creek, at least that how he tells it. Life Lincoln Boyhood Home Athertonville
1816/00/00 Cabin Site Memorial, believed to have been the third Lincoln cabin, 1816 to 1830 Home site Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial Lincoln City
1825/00/00 In the 1820s, Abraham Lincoln works as a farm-hand and clerk in Mr Jone's store for a dollar a day. The store has been demolished, but the site is across the street from the Jones house. Work Colonel William Jones State Historic Site Gentryville
1827/00/00 Lincoln defends himself, tried for operating a ferry on the Ohio River without a license, he won Defendent Samuel Pate House Lewisport The Commonwealth of Kentucky vs Abraham Lincoln
1831/00/00 Abraham Lincoln hometown from 1831-1837 Hometown Lincoln's New Salem Village Petersburg
1832/03/00 Abraham Lincoln helps to pilot the Talisman, a small steamboat up the river from Beardstown to the New Salem area and back. The work included clearing the river of obstructions and breaking up ice. Work Beardstown Illinois
1832/04/00 Abraham Lincoln volunteers for service in the Black Hawk War and marches from New Salem to Beardstown, where he was elected captain of his company. The approximate site is marked in Schmoldt Park. Military Beardstown Illinois
1832/06/26 Abraham Lincoln and fellow Dixon Militia commanded by Captain Jacob M Early, assist in burying the dead at Kellogg's Grove Military Kellogg's Grove Kent
1836/00/00 Illinois Sate legislature meets in the new state house Elected Official Vandalia Statehouse Vandalia
1836/09/09 Abraham Lincoln receives a license to practice law in the State of Illinois. Lawyer Event
1837/00/00 Abraham Lincoln practices law at county courthouses on the old Eighth Judicial Circuit of central Illinois between 1837 and 1858 Lawyer Metamora Courthouse Metamora
1837/00/00 Abraham Lincoln practices law at county courthouses on the old Eighth Judicial Circuit of central Illinois between 1837 and 1858 Lawyer Mount Pulaski Courthouse Mount Pulaski
1842/11/04 Mary Todd marries Abraham Lincoln at the home of Ninian Edwards, Benjamin's brother. Located on S 2nd St, the house was torn down in 1917 for the Illinois Secretary of State's office. Couch where Abe and Mary sat during their courtship at Edwards Place. Groom Edwards Place Springfield Marriage of Mary Todd and Abraham Lincoln
1842/11/04 Mary Todd marries Abraham Lincoln at the home of Ninian Edwards, Benjamin's brother. Located on S 2nd St, the house was torn down in 1917 for the Illinois Secretary of State's office. Couch where Abe and Mary sat during their courtship at Edwards Place. Groom Illinois State Capitol Springfield Marriage of Mary Todd and Abraham Lincoln
1843/00/00 Abe Lincoln shares a Law offices with Stephen T Logan, 1843-1844 Work Lincoln-Herndon Law Offices State Historic Site Springfield
1844/00/00 The Lincoln's buy a house, Lincoln home 1844-1861 Home Lincoln Home National Historic Site Springfield
1844/00/00 Abe Lincoln and Logan end their partnership, William H Herndon joins Lincoln as a junior partner, 1844-1852 Work Lincoln-Herndon Law Offices State Historic Site Springfield Event
1844/00/00 Lincoln spends the night at the Jones House after giving a campaign speech for Henry Clay, the Whig Party presidential candidate Visitor Colonel William Jones State Historic Site Gentryville
1845/00/00 Abraham Lincoln, as a lawyer, sues Mentor Graham for payment of a $100 debt. Lincoln shows Graham how to pay the debt. Lawyer
1846/04/15 Lincoln writes a description of one of his own cases, published in the Quincy Whig Author The Trailor Murder Mystery
1847/00/00 Abraham Lincoln often speaks at political rallies held at the Montgomery County Courthouse in the 1830s and 1840s Orator Montgomery County Courthouse Dayton
1849/00/00 Lincoln argues case before United States Supreme Court Lawyer Old Supreme Court Chamber United States Capitol Lewis v Lewis
1849/05/22 Abraham Lincoln receives Patent No 6469 for a system of chambers designed to refloat boats that had run aground. Inventor
1854/10/20 Abraham Lincoln's last proclamation sets "apart the last Thursday of November...to be observed by allas a day of thanksgiving and praise to Almighty God, the beneficent Creator and Ruler of the universe." US President First Thanksgivings
1857/02/13 Abraham and Mary Lincoln attended a party hosted by Governor and Mrs Bissell Visitor Executive Mansion Springfield
1857/09/00 Abraham Lincoln defends a railroad's right to build bridges across navigable rivers Lawyer Government Bridge Site Rock Island Hurd et al v The Rock Island Bridge Company
1858/00/00 Lincoln-Douglas Debates Candidate Old Main, Knox College Galesburg Lincoln Douglas 1858 Senatorial Campaign
1858/05/07 Abraham Lincoln defends 24-year-old William "Duff" Armstrong. This is the only courtroom still in use where Lincoln once practiced law. There is an ambrotype (photograph) of Lincoln the day he won the case. Work Beardstown Courthouse Beardstown
1858/06/16 Lincoln delivers 'House Divided' speech in Representatives Hall Candidate Old State Capitol Springfield
1858/08/12 Republican candidate for the US Senate, Abraham Lincoln gives a speech from a platform in Beardstown town square, the site is marked by a plaque across from the courthouse. Politics Beardstown Illinois Lincoln Douglas 1858 Senatorial Campaign
1858/10/02 Abraham Lincoln makes a campaign speech at the Metamora Courthouse Politician Metamora Courthouse Metamora Lincoln Douglas 1858 Senatorial Campaign
1859/01/25 Abe Lincoln gives a toast to Robert Burns at the Springfield Centenary Celebration of poets' birth. Celebrant Burns Night
1860/02/27 Lincoln gives a speech to the Young Mens Republican Union at the Great Hall of the Cooper Union Author Cooper Union Address Cooper Union New York City Cooper Union Speech
1860/03/10 Abraham Lincoln gives a speech in Washington Hall Orator Bridgeport City Hall Bridgeport
1861/02/11 Lincoln leaves Springfield, IL by train with stops in Indianapolis, Cincinnati, Columbus, Pittsburgh, Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Albany, Poughkeepsie, Peekskill before arriving in New York City on February 19th. Visitor
1861/02/19 On his way to Washington DC, Abraham Lincoln becomes the first passenger to arrive at the Hudson River Railroad station (lost) in Chelsea. Passenger James Farley Post Office New York City
1861/02/22 President-elect Lincoln delivers a speech at Independence Hall in Philadelphia on George Washington's birthday, February 22. Speaker Independence Hall Philadelphia
1861/03/04 16th President of the United States: 4 March 1861 - 15 April 1865 President The White House Washington, DC
1861/03/04 Abraham Lincoln inaugurated as President of the United States Public Office United States Capitol Washington, DC Election of Abraham Lincoln
1862/05/23 Abraham Lincoln visits Ferry Farm Visitor George Washington's Ferry Farm Fredericksburg
1862/06/00 Lincolns uses the George Washington Riggs home as a summer home, June 1862 - 1864 Home Armed Forces Retirement Home--Washington Washington, DC
1862/07/00 During the summer of 1862, President Abraham Lincoln twice meets with Gen George B McClellan at Berkeley Plantation. President Berkeley Plantation Charles City
1862/07/00 Abraham Lincoln works on the first draft of the Emancipation Proclamation at his summer cottage, presenting it to full cabinet 22 July 1862 Author Armed Forces Retirement Home--Washington Washington, DC
1862/10/03 President Lincoln meets with General George B McClellan near Antietam battlefield Visitor Antietam National Battlefield Sharpsburg
1863/02/13 President and Mary Todd Lincoln host a reception for General Tom Thumb and Lavinia Warren in the East Room of the White House. Host The White House Washington, DC Marriage of Lavinia Warren and Charles Stratton
1863/11/19 President Abraham Lincoln dedicates the Soldiers' National Cemetery. The dais of the dedication ceremony where Lincoln delivered the speech was located near today's Soldiers' National Monument. Author Gettysburg Address Gettysburg National Military Park Gettysburg
1864/06/30 Abraham Lincoln signs the Yosemite Grant Act granting 'to the State of California the "cleft" or "gorge" in the granite peak of the Sierra Nevada Mountains' and 'tracts embracing what is known as the Mariposa Big Tree Grove' President Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias Yosemite National Park
1864/06/30 Abraham Lincoln signs the Yosemite Grant Act granting 'to the State of California the "cleft" or "gorge" in the granite peak of the Sierra Nevada Mountains' and 'tracts embracing what is known as the Mariposa Big Tree Grove' President Yosemite Valley
1864/07/12 President Lincoln, Mary Todd Lincoln and members of his cabinet visit Ft Stevens. As the President observes the fighting from the parapet, he fired upon by Rebel sharpshooters, becoming the 2nd sitting president to come under enemy fire. Commander in Chief Fort Stevens Washington, DC Battle of Fort Stevens
1865/00/00 President Abraham Lincoln visits General Grant in the drawing room of the Appomattox Manor house in 1864 and in 1865 Union Commander in Chief Appomattox Manor Hopewell Siege of Petersburg
1865/04/02 Grant orders a massive bombardment to begin around midnight and continue until 4:00 am. Followed with the Infantry of IX Corps attacking the trenches near Fort Mahone while the VI Corps assault the Confederate trenches along the Boydton Plank Road line. Union Commander in Chief Petersburg Breakthrough Battlefield Pamplin Historical Park and The National Museum Of The Civil War Soldier Siege of Petersburg
1865/04/03 US Grant uses the Thomas Wallace House as his headquarters in Petersburg. In the library, Grant had his final meeting with Abraham Lincoln where they discussed the inevitable end to the conflict and the surrender. Union Commander in Chief Thomas Wallace House Petersburg End of the American Civil War
1865/04/04 President Lincoln visits the Confederate White House and sits in President Jefferson Davis's chair. Union Commander in Chief White House of the Confederacy Richmond The Fall of Richmond
1865/04/07 President Abraham Lincoln meets with General G L Hartsuff. District Commander of the Northern forces, Hartsuff was using Centre Hill as his headquarters. Union Commander in Chief Centre Hill Petersburg Siege of Petersburg
1865/04/11 Lincoln speaks to a crowd from the window over the main door of the Whitehouse, John Wilkes Booth swears that this will be Lincoln's last speach Author President Lincoln's Last Public Address The White House Washington, DC Assassination of Abraham Lincoln
1865/04/14 John Booth shoots President Lincoln with a Derringer pistol Victim Ford's Theatre National Historic Site Washington, DC Assassination of Abraham Lincoln
1865/04/14 John Booth shoots President Lincoln with a Derringer pistol Victim Ford's Theatre National Historic Site Washington, DC End of the American Civil War
1865/04/15 President Lincoln dies at the Petersen House Died Petersen House Washington, DC Assassination of Abraham Lincoln
1865/04/25 Abraham Lincoln's funeral train arrives in New York City's Hudson River Station (lost). Memoriam James Farley Post Office New York City Andersonville Trial
1865/04/25 Lincoln's funeral procession moves down Broadway, passing the home of Cornelius Van Schaack Roosevelt (SW corner of Broadway and 14th St, demolished) where his 7 year old grandson, Theodore, watches from a 2nd-floor window. Memoriam Union Square Park New York City Funeral of Abraham Lincoln
1865/05/04 Funeral service for Abraham Lincoln Springfield, IL Memoriam Lincoln Tomb Springfield Funeral of Abraham Lincoln
1865/05/04 Lincoln's body lays in state in Representatives Hall, May 3-4 1865 Memoriam Old State Capitol Springfield Funeral of Abraham Lincoln
1922/05/30 Lincoln Memorial dedication Memoriam Lincoln Memorial Washington, DC Dedication of the Lincoln Memorial
2005/04/05 Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum opens Memoriam Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum Springfield Event

4 Creative Works by Abraham Lincoln »

Title Type Association Y/M/D Moniker
Title Type Association Y/M/D Moniker
The Trailor Murder Mystery Author Article 1846/04/15
Cooper Union Address Author Speech 1860/02/27
Gettysburg Address Author Eulogy 1863/11/19
President Lincoln's Last Public Address Author Speech 1865/04/11

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