Death of Robert E. Lee

Confederate General Robert E. Lee Dies After Suffering a Stroke On this day in 1870, General Robert Edward Lee, the commander of the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia, dies peacefully at his home in Lexington, Virginia. He was 63 years old. The following...

The Death of Mary Todd Lincoln

The Death of Mary Todd Lincoln Mary Lincoln passed away on July 16, 1882, at the home of her sister Elizabeth in Springfield, IL. At her funeral, Reverend Reed eloquently spoke of two trees that had grown so close together that their roots had become intertwined. When...

The Execution of the Lincoln Conspirators 

The Execution of the Lincoln Conspirators  On July 7, 1865, four conspirators of the Lincoln assassination, Mary Surratt, Lewis Powell, David Herold, and George Atzerodt, were hanged just after 1:30 p.m. on a very hot day in the prison yard of the Old Arsenal...
President Lincoln’s Call for Volunteers

President Lincoln’s Call for Volunteers

A Call to Arms! – President Lincoln’s Call for 75,000 Volunteers On April 15, 1861, President Lincoln issued the following proclamation: BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: A PROCLAMATION WHEREAS the laws of the United States have been, for some time...