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Albany in Albany County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Lincoln in Albany
 
Lincoln in Albany Commemorative Marker Photo, Click for full size
1. Lincoln in Albany Commemorative Marker
 
Inscription. "I hold myself without mock modesty, the humblest of all individuals that have ever been elevated to the Presidency....You have generously tendered me the united support of the great Empire State." - Abraham Lincoln speaking to the New York Legislature on February 18, 1861. President-elect Abraham Lincoln was greeted by a large, boisterous crowd on February 18, 1861, as he stopped in Albany on his way to his inauguration in Washington, D.C. In his speech at the old State House, the president-elect chose not to "enter into any explanation of any particular line of policy as to our present difficulties." Lincoln thought it was wise to keep his thoughts on the impending Civil War to himself until his inauguration some two weeks away. Lincoln later dined with Governor Edwin D. Morgan and spent the night at the Delavan House, located where the federal courthouse now stands on Broadway. Lincoln Commemorative Marker
 
Erected 2007 by New York State Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission and Heritage New York.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Lincoln 1861 Inaugural Train Stops marker series.
 
Location. 42° 39.106′ N, 73° 45.395′ W. Marker is in Albany, New York, in Albany County
 
Lincoln in Albany Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Howard C. Ohlhous, January 18, 2008
2. Lincoln in Albany Marker
The Lincoln in Albany Marker viewed from one of the sidewalks in New York State Capitol Park. View is to the east. The view in the background is down the center of State Street toward the old D&H building at the foot of the street.
 
. Click for map. This marker can not be seen from the road as it is located in a park, "New York State Capital Park", which is essentially the front lawn of the capital. This park is below the Capitol, and bounded by State St., Eagle St., & Washington Ave. Marker is in this post office area: Albany NY 12207, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of Main Entrance to Old Capitol (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Frederick (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Fort Frederick (about 300 feet away); Schuyler Mansion (about 300 feet away); Birthplace of Modern Electricity (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Fort Frederick (about 400 feet away); NSDAR Revolutionary Soldiers Memorial (about 400 feet away); The Kings Highway (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Albany.
 
More about this marker. The Lincoln in Albany marker is only a few yards from the front steps of the New York State capital building.
 
Regarding Lincoln in Albany. Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865) was the sixteenth President of the United States, serving from March 4, 1861 until his assassination. As an outspoken opponent of the expansion of slavery in the United States, Lincoln won the Republican Party nomination in 1860 and was elected president later that year. During his term, he helped preserve the United States by leading the defeat of the secessionist Confederate States of America in the American Civil War. He introduced measures that resulted in the abolition of slavery, issuing his Emancipation Proclamation in 1863 and promoting the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution in 1865.

President-elect Abraham Lincoln was greeted by a large, boisterous crowd on February 18, 1861, as he stopped in Albany, N.Y. on his way to his inauguration in Washington, D.C.
 
Lincoln in Albany Marker - New York State capitol building in Albany Photo, Click for full size
By Howard C. Ohlhous, January 31, 2007
3. Lincoln in Albany Marker - New York State capitol building in Albany
The back-side of the Lincoln in Albany marker is just visible in the lower-center of the above photo, just a few yards from the New York State Capitol steps in Albany, N.Y. Click on the photo for a larger view.
 

 
Also see . . .
1. Lincoln Commemorative Marker Program. The Lincoln Commemorative Marker Program web page also has a Lincoln Marker Map showing locations of the Lincoln Markers in New York State http://www.heritageny.gov/Maps/mapNysLincoln.cfm?topic=Lincoln (Submitted on February 6, 2008, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.) 

2. The New York State Capitol. They give tours of the New York State Captiol building. (Submitted on February 6, 2008, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.) 
 
Additional keywords. Candidate President-elect and President Abraham Lincoln in Albany New York State
 
President Abraham Lincoln Photo, Click for full size
Heritage New York Collection
4. President Abraham Lincoln
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on February 6, 2008, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 3,131 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 6, 2008, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
 
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