“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Meriden in New Haven County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, February 8, 2010
1. Abraham Lincoln Marker
Abraham Lincoln
In Search of the Nomination for the
Presidency Addressed a Rally in the
Town Hall of Meriden – March 7, 1860

" – and that government of the people,
by the people and for the people,
Shal not perish from the earth."
In Memory of the Civil War veterans
Of Meriden, May 30, 1948

Erected 1948.
Location. 41° 32.184′ N, 72° 47.857′ W. Marker is in Meriden, Connecticut, in New Haven County. Marker is at the intersection of East Main Street and Catlin Street, on the right when traveling west on East Main Street. Click for map. Located on the steps of Meriden City Hall. Marker is at or near this postal address: 142 East Main Street, Meriden CT 06450, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Meriden Soldiers Memorial (here, next to this marker); USS Maine Memorial (here, next to this marker); Cristoforo Colombo (within shouting distance of this marker); Meridenís Traffic Tower (approx. 0.3 miles away); Center Congregational Church (approx. 0.3 miles away);
Abraham Lincoln Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, February 8, 2010
2. Abraham Lincoln Marker
First Baptist Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Meriden World War I Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); City of Meriden's World War I Roll of Honor (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Meriden.
Categories. PoliticsWar, US Civil
Abraham Lincoln image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, February 16, 2015
3. Abraham Lincoln
This 1887 portrait of Abraham Lincoln by George P. A. Healy hangs in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC.

“Today Abraham Lincoln is universally regarded as one of our greatest presidents. But from the start of his administration, Lincoln, guiding the nation in a time of civil war, was beset with criticism from all sides. Some charged him with moral cowardice for initially insisting that an end to slavery was not one of his wartime goals; others accused him of overstepping his constitutional powers; still others blamed him for military reverses in the field. But as Union forces moved toward victory, Lincoln's eloquent articulation of the nation's ideals and his eventual call for an end to slavery gradually invested him with grandeur. following his assassination in 1865, that grandeur virtually unassailable.

The original version of this portrait was a template for artist George P. A. Healy's large painting The Peacemakers, depicting Lincoln in consultation with three of his main military advisers at the end of the Civil War. But Healy recognized that this made a fine portrait in its own right and eventually made three replicas, including this one.” — National Portrait Gallery
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 952 times since then and 76 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.   3. submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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