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Abraham Lincoln

 
 
Abraham Lincoln Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, July 5, 2008
1. Abraham Lincoln Marker
Inscription.
Abraham Lincoln
stood here
when he raised the flag
on Independence Hall
February 22nd 1861.

This tablet placed by Post 2
Department of Pennsylvania
Grand Army of the Republic

 
Erected by Post 2, Department of Pennsylvania, Grand Army of the Republic.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Lincoln 1861 Inaugural Train Stops marker series.
 
Location. 39° 56.943′ N, 75° 8.998′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is on Chestnut Street, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is on the pavement near the statue of George Washington near Independence Hall. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19106, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John F. Kennedy (here, next to this marker); Independence Hall (a few steps from this marker); Memorial to the Soldiers and Patriots of the Revolution (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Independence Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); In This Building
Statue of George Washington image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, July 5, 2008
2. Statue of George Washington
Lincoln marker is on the left of the statue.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Declaration Chamber (within shouting distance of this marker); Independence Square (within shouting distance of this marker); Library of the American Philosophical Society (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Regarding Abraham Lincoln. This flag raising was performed on Abraham Lincoln's Inaugural Journey by train to Washington to be sworn in as President.
 
Also see . . .
1. Lincoln's Speech:. given at the Flag Raising befor Independence Hall on February 22, 1861. (Submitted on April 30, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 

2. Video - - "Abraham Lincoln Biography. . ." - (Courtesy - YouTube)::. (Submitted on February 15, 2013.)
 
Additional comments.
1. Flag Raising on Birthday of George Washington
Provided by Robert L. Giannini, III, Museum Curator of Independence National Historical Park in Philadelphia. The following is from the Diary of Jacob Elfreth (v.35, p. 146—MSS Harverford) dated Feb. 22, 1861 “The Birthday of the Illustrious
Abraham Lincoln Gave Speech at Flag Raising! image. Click for full size.
Courtesy of the Library of Congress, February 22, 1861
3. Abraham Lincoln Gave Speech at Flag Raising!
George Washington — Early this morning the President Elect (Abraham Lincoln) visited the Hall of Independence where he met the Members of Council and after an address from the President of the Select Council to which replied, he took place on a Platform on the outside, heard another address, to which he also replied, and after a Prayer had been offered, he assisted in raising a new Flag of the Union with 34 Stars, on the roof of the State House, taking off his overcoat & pulling the halyards himself in the presence of a large crowd that had assembled to witness it, and was vociferously cheered by them...” Note To Editor only visible by Contributor and editor    
    — Submitted July 18, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.

 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,753 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   3. submitted on , by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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