Themes with Abraham Lincoln

Timeline

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 moves to New Salem, Illinois, and boards briefly at the Rutledge Tavern. Lincoln will make New Salem his hometown until 1837. Hometown Lincoln's New Salem Village, IL Illinois
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
1835/09/00 Abe Lincoln often sits by the grave of Ann Rutledge, an early sweetheart, reads from a little pocket Testament. "My heart is buried in the grave with that dear girl." - AL Life Old Concord Cemetery, Petersburg Petersburg, IL
1836/00/00 Illinois Sate legislature meets in the new state house Elected Official Vandalia Statehouse Vandalia
1836/09/09 The Illinois Supreme Court examines Abraham Lincoln and issue him a license to practice law in all of the courts in the State of Illinois. Lawyer Abraham Lincoln Receives a License to Practice Law
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
1837/07/13 Abraham Lincoln introduces a bill in the Illinois Legislature to Establish a State Road from Beardstown to Peterburg, by way of Richmond and Robinsons Mill. Work Bobtown, IL Illinois
1837/07/13 Abraham Lincoln introduces a bill in the Illinois Legislature to Establish a State Road from Beardstown to Peterburg, by way of Richmond and Robinsons Mill. Work Vandalia Statehouse Vandalia
1840/00/00 Lincoln begins his final term as a state lawmaker, 1840-1841. Work Old State Capitol Springfield
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 razed in 1917 for the Illinois Secretary of State's office. Couch where Abe and Mary sat during their courtship is 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 razed in 1917 for the Illinois Secretary of State's office. Couch where Abe and Mary sat during their courtship is 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
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 A description of one of his own cases by Abe Lincoln is 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, OH
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
1854/10/16 If the negro is a man, why then my ancient faith teaches me that 'all men are created equal' and that there can be no moral right in connection with one man's making a slave of another. - Abraham Lincoln, Peoria, Illinois Author Peoria Illinois
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, IL Lincoln Douglas 1858 Senatorial Campaign
1858/04/25 Lincoln, wearing the photographer's coat, is photographed by Samuel G Alschuler at his studio (lost) in Urbana. The arms on the coat are much too short for Lincoln but they cannot be seen. The Original ambrotype is at Illinois State Historical Society. Subject J O Cunningham House, Urbana Urbana
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
1858/09/24 After an afternoon campaign speech at the County Fairgrounds, Abe Lincoln stays Mayor Boyden and family the night of Sept. 24,1858, Visitor Ezekiel Boyden House, Urbana Urbana 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 the poets' birth. Celebrant Burns Night
1859/08/19 During a four-day, three-night stay in Council Bluffs, a few of the townspeople escort Abraham Lincoln to a high-point in the city where he can view the great Missouri Valley, and Mr Pusey introduces Abraham Lincoln to a young surveyor, Grenville Dodge. Visitor Lincoln Monument, Council Bluffs Council Bluffs, IA American Transcontinental Railroad
1860/02/27 Lincoln gives a speech to the Young Men's 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 at Bridgeport City Hall. Lincoln receives a standing ovation before taking the 9:07 pm train that night back to Manhattan. Orator Bridgeport City Hall Bridgeport, CT
1860/05/18 The 2nd Republican National Convention, held in Chicago from May 16 to 18, nominates on the third ballot attempt former US Representative Abraham Lincoln of Illinois for President of the United States. Candidate Election of President Abraham Lincoln
1861/02/11 From the Great Western Depot at 930 E Monroe St, President-elect Abraham Lincoln and his eldest son, Robert, depart Springfield, Illinois for Washington DC. Public Office Great Western Depot, Springfield Springfield President-Elect Lincoln's Journey to Washington
1861/02/15 Lincoln's train will stop in Indianapolis, Cincinnati, Columbus, Pittsburgh, Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Albany and Poughkeepsie before arriving in Peekskill. Public Office President-Elect Lincoln's Journey to Washington
1861/02/17 Millard Fillmore and his overnight guest, Abraham Lincoln, attend the Unitarian Church in Buffalo. Faith Austin-Ticor Building, Buffalo Buffalo, NY President-Elect Lincoln's Journey to Washington
1861/02/19 At the invitation of former Congressman William Nelson, Lincoln makes a stop in Peekskill and gives a short address from a small platform laid on a baggage car at the railroad depot located at the end of Centre Street (now Central Ave). Public Office Peekskill Freight Depot Peekskill, NY President-Elect Lincoln's Journey to Washington
1861/02/19 On his way to Washington DC, Abraham Lincoln's private train arrives at the Hudson River Railroad station (lost) in Chelsea, New York City. Passenger James Farley Post Office New York City President-Elect Lincoln's Journey to Washington
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, PA President-Elect Lincoln's Journey to Washington
1861/02/23 In Baltimore, Allen Pinkerton, Ward Hill Lamon and Lincoln leave undetected from President Street station and move to Camden station. Where, they board another train for Washington. Public Office President Street Station Baltimore, MD President-Elect Lincoln's Journey to Washington
1861/02/23 On the train platform in Washington, Congressman Elihu B Washburne sees his friend and says, "Abe, you can't play that on me." Congressman Washburne then escorts Lincoln to the Willard Hotel. Public Office Willard Hotel Washington, DC President-Elect Lincoln's Journey to Washington
1861/03/04 On the East Portico of the United States Capitol in Washington, DC, Abraham Lincoln is inaugurated as the 16th President of the United States. Public Office Eastern Portico, US Capitol United States Capitol Election of President Abraham Lincoln
1861/03/04 16th President of the United States: 4 March 1861 - 15 April 1865 President The White House Washington, DC
1861/03/08 The Lincolns host their first levee (reception) at the White House. For more than two hours Abe will shake hands in right good earnest with all comers, at the rate of 25 per minute, or 1500 per hour. "A motley crowd and terrible squeeze," says Ed Bates. US President White House East Room The White House
1861/05/25 The funeral of Elmer Ellsworth is held. Lincolns are deeply grieved by his death. The President himself accompanies the funeral hearse away from the White House. Mourner White House East Room The White House
1861/10/00 Lincoln chats with Private Dolph Greely who guards the East Room. Learning Dolph is in Company D of the 19th Mass Volunteer Infantry, Lincoln says to him, "I'll bet your a pack of wildcats." US President White House East Room The White House
1862/02/22 A grieving Abraham Lincoln visits the remains of his son Willie. Possibly even opening the casket and holding his boy in his arms. William Carroll provided his family's stone vault as temporarily resting place for Willie's coffin. Grieving Father Oak Hill Cemetery (Washington, DC) Washington, DC Death of William Lincoln
1862/03/06 Funeral for General Frederick Lander is held at the Church of the Epiphany. Mourner Church of the Epiphany Washington, DC
1862/05/23 Abraham Lincoln visits Ferry Farm Visitor George Washington's Ferry Farm Fredericksburg, VA
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
1862/07/01 President Lincoln signs the Pacific Railroad Act of 1862, establishing the Union Pacific Railroad and providing Federal government support for the building of the first transcontinental railroad. US President
1862/07/22 After working on the first draft at his summer cottage, Abraham Lincoln presents the Emancipation Proclamation to his full cabinet. Author Emancipation Proclamation (Executive order) Armed Forces Retirement Home-Washington Washington, DC
1862/10/03 President Lincoln confers with General George B McClellan near the Antietam Battlefield. Visitor Antietam National Battlefield Sharpsburg, MD
1862/12/06 President Abraham Lincoln inspects the USS PASSAIC, a single turreted coastal monitor, with members of his cabinet. Commander in Chief Washington Navy Yard Washington, DC
1863/01/01 As America approaches its third year of bloody civil war, President Abraham Lincoln issues the Emancipation Proclamation declaring "that all persons held as slaves" within the rebellious states "are, and henceforward shall be free." Author Emancipation Proclamation (Executive order)
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 White House East Room The White House Marriage of Lavinia Warren and Charles Stratton
1863/11/09 President Lincoln watches Booth play Raphael in Charles Selby's "The Marble Heart" at Ford's Theater. Lincoln requested to meet the actor after the play but Booth refused. Audience Member Ford's Theatre National Historic Site Washington, DC
1863/11/17 President Lincoln signs an executive order that officially designates Council Bluffs the eastern terminus for a Transcontinental Railroad. US President American Transcontinental Railroad
1863/11/19 President Abraham Lincoln dedicates the Soldiers' National Cemetery. The dais of the dedication ceremony where Lincoln delivered his address was located near today's Soldiers' National Monument. Author Gettysburg Address Gettysburg National Military Park Gettysburg Battle of Gettysburg
1863/12/08 President Lincoln offers amnesty to any person who will take an oath supporting the Constitution and the Union and pledge to abide by all Federal laws and proclamations in reference to slavery made during the period of the rebellion. US President End of the American Civil War
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
1864/06/30 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
1864/07/12 President Lincoln, Mary Todd and members of his cabinet visit Fort Stevens. As the President observes the fighting from the parapet, he is 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
1864/10/20 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
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 has his final meeting with Abraham Lincoln where they discuss 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 Fall of Richmond 1865
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 Lincoln remarks that he has been urged to visit the theatre this evening, and ask Gen Grant if he would join the party. The General excuses himself, as he has a previous engagement and takes his leave, and some of the others followed him. Union Commander in Chief 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). In Memoriam James Farley Post Office New York City Funeral of Abraham Lincoln
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. In Memoriam Union Square Park New York City Funeral of Abraham Lincoln
1865/05/03 Lincoln's body lays in state in Representatives Hall, May 3-4 1865 In Memoriam Old State Capitol Springfield Funeral of Abraham Lincoln
1865/05/04 Funeral service for Abraham Lincoln Springfield, IL In Memoriam Lincoln Tomb Springfield Funeral of Abraham Lincoln
1922/05/30 Lincoln Memorial dedication In Memoriam Lincoln Memorial Washington, DC Dedication of the Lincoln Memorial
2005/04/05 Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum opens In Memoriam Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum Springfield

5 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
  • 1000 or so Notable Short Stories, True Tales and Mezzobulas
Cooper Union Address Author Speech 1860/02/27
  • 1000 or so Notable Essays, Treatises and Eruditions
Emancipation Proclamation (Executive order) Author Document 1863/01/01
  • 1000 or so Notable Essays, Treatises and Eruditions
Gettysburg Address Author Eulogy 1863/11/19
  • 1000 or so Notable Essays, Treatises and Eruditions
President Lincoln's Last Public Address Author Speech 1865/04/11

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