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Seeing Lincoln: Nebraska Civil War Veterans Remember

Abraham Lincoln’s birthday in 1925 was celebrated by the History Club of Kearney State Teachers College with a dinner attended by members of the club and by several honored guests who had seen Lincoln during their Civil War military service. … Continue reading

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A Window into Abraham Lincoln’s Funeral Car

If you had to guess the history of this object, what would you think? Perhaps an old, well-used picture frame?  Actually it’s original purpose was a window frame, and it’s part of a much bigger story. This window frame was from the … Continue reading

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The 150th Anniversary of Lincoln’s First Inaugural Address – March 4, 2011

Shortly after noon on March 4, 1861, Abraham Lincoln stepped to a platform on the east portico of the U.S. Capitol. He was about to deliver what Historian James M. McPherson has termed “the most important such speech in American … Continue reading

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One of Lincoln’s Final Acts

President Abraham Lincoln was shot on the evening of April 14 one hundred and forty-five years ago. He died early in the morning on the following day. Among the items found on his desk after his untimely demise was the … Continue reading

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