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March 23, 1862
President Lincoln nominates Carl Schurz, minister to Spain, for brigadier general.

March 27, 1864
President Lincoln meets with Generals Grant and Halleck in the War Department.

March 28, 1861
President and Mrs. Lincoln host the first state dinner for the cabinet and other government officials.

Today in Lincoln's Life

Lincoln's Words
"The struggle of today, is not altogether for today -- it is for a vast future also. With a reliance on Providence, all the more firm and earnest, let us proceed in the great task which events have devolved upon us."
--Annual Message to Congress, December 3, 1861

Lincoln Events

  • March 27 Lincoln Lecture, Anderson, IN
  • March 28 Assassination Symposium, New York City
  • March 29 Ford's Theatre Tour, Washington, DC
  • March 30 Lincoln Lecture, Danville, CA
  • April 1 Lincoln Vault Oak Lecture, Springfield, IL
  • April 1 Assassination Lecture, West Chester, PA
  • April 4 Assassination Lecture, Des Moines, IA
  • April 4 Lincoln Half Marathon, Springfield, IL
  • April 4 Lincoln/CW Programs, Richmond, VA
  • April 6 Assassination Lecture, Washington, DC
  • April 7 Assassination Lecture, Washington, DC
  • April 8 Lincoln Program, Fredonia, NY
  • April 8 Welles Lecture, Cleveland, OH
  • April 10-11 Lincoln Symposium, Blacksburg, VA
  • April 10-12 Our American Cousin Play, Lerna, IL
  • April 10-12 Our American Cousin Play, Springfield, IL
  • April 11 Assassination Lecture, Easton, MA
  • April 11 Escape Route Tour, Clinton, MD
  • April 12 Todd Relatives Lecture, Springfield, IL

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