Archive - June 2014

John Wilkes Booth

John Wilkes Booth was an actor and a confederate sympathizer who assassinated President Abraham Lincoln at the Ford Theater on April 14, 1865.

Inauguration of Second Term

President Lincoln's second term inauguration took place on March 4, 1865 at the Capitol in the Nation's Capital.

Executive Order – General War Order No. 1

January 27, 1862 Ordered, That the 22d day of February, 1862, be the day for a general movement of the land and naval forces of the United States against the insurgent forces; that especially the army at and about Fortress Monroe. the Army of the...

The Emancipation Proclamation – Document

January 1, 1863 A Transcription By the President of the United States of America: A Proclamation. Whereas, on the twenty-second day of September, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-two, a proclamation was issued by the...