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Lincoln Meets Stowe

 
 
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By Michael Herrick, February 1, 2012
1. Lincoln Meets Stowe Marker
Inscription.
Lincoln Meets Stowe
Bruno Lucchesi, 2006
"In giving freedom to the slave, we assure freedom to the free – honorable alike in what we give and what we preserve."
This sculpture commemorates the 1862 meeting of Abraham Lincoln and Hartford resident Harriet Beecher Stowe in Washington, D.C. Stowe's novel, Uncle Tom's Cabin, was widely credited for increasing opposition to slavery and she had written the president urging him to sign the Emancipation Proclamation. Upon meeting this tiny powerhouse, Lincoln purportedly quipped, "So you're the little lady who started this big war."
Lincoln Financial Sculpture Walk at Riverfront
 
Location. 41° 45.912′ N, 72° 40.029′ W. Marker is in Hartford, Connecticut, in Hartford County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Columbus Boulevard and State Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Located on the Founders Bridge Promenade. Marker is in this post office area: Hartford CT 06103, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Founders Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); William H. Mortensen (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Union
Lincoln Meets Stowe Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, February 1, 2012
2. Lincoln Meets Stowe Marker
(about 400 feet away); William H. Mortensen Riverfront Plaza (about 500 feet away); Recapture of the Connecticut River (about 500 feet away); Bell of the U.S.S. Hartford (approx. 0.2 miles away); William H. Putnam (approx. mile away); Jonathan Trumbull (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Hartford.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Lincoln Meets Stowe Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, February 1, 2012
3. Lincoln Meets Stowe Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 466 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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