Following in Lincoln's Footsteps: A Complete Annotated Reference to Hundreds of Historical Sites Visited by Abraham Lincoln

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From Abe Lincoln's law offices to the 16th president's Oval Office; from the address in Springfield, Illinois, where he made up with Mary Todd after a premarital spat to the window he jumped out of to avoid a quorum call in the Illinois General Assembly — this unprecedented volume of Lincoln lore takes readers there. A longtime member of notable Lincoln societies, Ralph Gary has scoured county courthouse records and the writings of Lincoln's contemporaries as well as thousands of other books written on Lincoln's...
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Overview


From Abe Lincoln's law offices to the 16th president's Oval Office; from the address in Springfield, Illinois, where he made up with Mary Todd after a premarital spat to the window he jumped out of to avoid a quorum call in the Illinois General Assembly — this unprecedented volume of Lincoln lore takes readers there. A longtime member of notable Lincoln societies, Ralph Gary has scoured county courthouse records and the writings of Lincoln's contemporaries as well as thousands of other books written on Lincoln's life and work to compile the most complete and up-to-date guide to Lincoln historical sites ever published. Included are detailed maps showing Lincoln's travels so that students of the Civil War and Lincoln buffs can retrace history by walking in the footsteps of one of America's most popular presidents. "By far the most comprehensive and useful guide ... well researched, beautifully written, and a much-needed reference." — Rhode Island Supreme Court Chief Justice Frank J. Williams, Chair, The Lincoln Forum
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786710683
  • Publisher: Basic Books
  • Publication date: 11/28/2002
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 480
  • Sales rank: 1,349,669
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Extent of Lincoln's Travels Map xi
Note to Readers xiii
Arkansas 1
Connecticut 2
Delaware 5
Illinois 6
Chicago, Illinois Map 53
Oak Ridge Cemetary Map 162
Springfield, Illinois Map 167
Indiana 179
Iowa 201
Kansas 203
Kentucky 206
Louisiana 231
Maryland 233
Massachusetts 247
Michigan 253
Mississippi 255
Missouri 256
New Hampshire 259
New Jersey 261
New York 263
Ohio 274
Pennsylvania 280
Gettysburg Address Site Map 287
Rhode Island 295
Tennessee 297
Vermont 299
Virginia 301
Washington, D.C. 329
Washington, D.C. Map 392
West Virginia 393
Wisconsin 395
Appendix I Mary Lincoln after April 15, 1865 399
Appendix II The Ultimate List of Abraham Lincoln-John Kennedy Coincidences 403
Appendix III Lincoln Lore 415
Appendix IV Abraham Lincoln-Jefferson Davis Comparisons 419
Appendix V Publications Listing Sites Visited by Lincoln 423
Appendix VI Comparisons Between Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant 443
Appendix VII The Ultimate List of Comparisons and Similarities Between Theodore and Franklin Roosevelt 449
Index 461
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