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This Week in History

March 11, 1860
While on a speaking tour of the northeast, Lincoln hears Henry Ward Beecher preach at Plymouth Church in Brooklyn, New York.

March 14, 1864
President Lincoln orders the draft of 200,000 men for military service.

March 16, 1836
Lincoln buys a small tract of government land on the Sangamon River near Springfield, Illinois.

Today in Lincoln's Life

Lincoln's Words
"The struggle of today, is not altogether for today -- it is for a vast future also. With a reliance on Providence, all the more firm and earnest, let us proceed in the great task which events have devolved upon us."
--Annual Message to Congress, December 3, 1861

Lincoln Events

  • March 17 Lincoln Symposium, Washington, DC
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  • April 14 Escape Route Tour, Washington, DC Area
  • April 16 Lincoln Lecture, New York City
  • April 16 Lincoln Program, Washington, DC
  • April 21 Lincoln Program, Bridgewater, MA
  • April 21 Escape Route Tour, Washington, DC Area
  • April 22 Ford's Theatre Tour, Washington, DC
  • April 28 Escape Route Tour, Washington, DC Area
  • April 29 Ford's Theatre Tour, Washington, DC

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