A clever and artful composite of the State Box at Ford's Theatre on April 14, 1865. Major Rathbone on the left with fiance, Clara Harris. Mary and the President sit watching the comedy Our American Cousin while in the dark background, J. Wilkes Booth quietly creeps up from behind to deliver the fatal point blank gunshot to the President's head. *s*
The Civil War started this date (April 13), 150 years ago. If you took the 650,000 dead from that war and laid them end to end, the line would stretch from Washington, DC to Richmond, Virginia (100 miles) not once, but almost seven times. The bloodiest battle in US history, on OR off American soil, had 23,000 casualties.
The little girl who told Abe Lincoln to grow a beard
In this media-rich lesson designed to support interdisciplinary learning in English language arts and United States history, students are introduced to documentary photography through Dorothea Lange’s photograph Migrant Mother. Through the iconic photograph, students gain a deeper understanding of the conditions facing Americans during the Depression and specifically how documentary photography was used to support the change in social policy advocated by President Roosevelt through his Ne…
President & Tad Lincoln’s Christmas of 1863 During the Christmas season of 1863, the Lincolns’ son, Tad, had accompanied his father on hospital visits and noticed the loneliness of the wounded soldiers. Deeply moved, he asked his father if he could send books and clothing to these men. Packages signed “From Tad Lincoln” were sent to area hospitals that Christmas. Lincoln voted in favor of keeping Christmas day a workday, because he felt he w
AARON was only six years old when he was bought by (President) Andrew Jackson in 1791 and HANNAH was less than twelve years old when purchased in 1794. Hannah was Rachel Jackson’s “personal companion” and later became head of the “house servants.” Aaron was trained as a blacksmith, an important position on the plantation. Hannah and Aaron married around 1820 and raised ten children. They took the surname “Jackson” following Emancipation.