Rocking Chair from Ford's Theatre, Used by Abraham Lincoln on April 14, 1865

Date:
April 14, 1865

President Abraham Lincoln was sitting in this rocking chair during a production of Our American Cousin at Ford's Theatre in Washington, DC when he was assassinated on April 14, 1865. Henry Ford purchased the chair in 1929 for the Museum, where it remains one of the most revered objects associated with the "man who saved the Union."

Location:
20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn, MI 48124
Identifier:
29.1451.1
Institution:
The Henry Ford
credits:
From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

General George McClellan USA (1826-1885)

Date:
C. 1860s

After the defeat at Second Manassas, Northern soldiers needed an inspirational figure to lead them against the first Confederate invasion of the North. The various Union forces in the east also needed a skilled organizer to mold them into an efficient military machine. Against strong opposition from several members of his cabinet, President Abraham Lincoln returned General George B. McClellan to command. Read more »

Location:
West Virginia,Harpers Ferry,25425
Identifier:
2011.5.0036
Institution:
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

Lincoln Cane Given To Frederick Douglass

Date:
1860s

Originally owned by President Abraham Lincoln and given to Frederick Douglass by Mary Todd Lincoln after her husband's death in recognition of Douglass' recruiting efforts during the Civil War. Mr. Douglass at his residence in Rochester, New York wrote a thank you letter to Mrs. Abraham Lincoln on August 17, 1865. In the letter he thanked Mrs. Lincoln for given him the late president Abraham Lincoln's favorite walking stick. Source: Life and Writings of Frederick Douglass, Vol. III. Edited by Philip S. Foner, 1950.

Description (physical):

Wood, metal, antler. L 89, D 13 cm

Location:
1411 W Street SE Washington,District of Columbia 20020
Identifier:
FRDO 1898
Institution:
Frederick Douglass National Historic Site

Berlin Carriage

Date:
c. 1860s

Jet black, with no striping, this Berlin of about 1860 was the property of Simon Cameron when he was Secretary of War during Lincoln's first administration. It is typical of the subdued elegance employed by the very wealthy in their choice of conveyance and appearance during the latter half of the 19th century. Such a vehicle needed no trimmings to tell one and all that its owner was a man of importance.

Location:
300 North St., Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 17120
Institution:
State Museum of Pennsylvania

Commission Of William Fisher

Location:
1195 Baltimore Pike,Pennsylvania,Gettysburg,17325
Identifier:
2010.0124.0068
Institution:
Gettysburg National Military Park
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The Collected Works Of Abraham Lincoln Vol. 1-9 & Index

Date:
1953
Creator:
Basler, Roy O., ed.
Publisher/Studio:
New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press
Location:
6125 Boydton Plank Rd.Petersburg,Virginia 23803
Institution:
Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier

Stories And Speeches Of Abraham Lincoln

Creator:
Allen, Edward
Publisher/Studio:
New York: Books, Inc.
Location:
6125 Boydton Plank Rd.Petersburg,Virginia 23803
Institution:
Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier

Abraham Lincon And Men Of War-times

Date:
1892
Creator:
McClure, A. K.
Publisher/Studio:
Philadelphia: The Times Publishing Co.
Location:
6125 Boydton Plank Rd.Petersburg,Virginia 23803
Institution:
Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier

Lincoln And The Civil War: A Profile And A History

Date:
1960
Creator:
Canby, Courtlandt, ed.
Publisher/Studio:
New York: George Braziller, Inc.
Location:
6125 Boydton Plank Rd.Petersburg,Virginia 23803
Institution:
Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier

Your Late Lamented Husband

Date:
2000
Creator:
Blight, David W.
Publisher/Studio:
New York, NY: The Gilder Lehrmann Institute of American History
Description (physical):

3 ring binder, 8.5" x 11", 12 p.

Location:
6125 Boydton Plank Rd.Petersburg,Virginia 23803
Institution:
Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier