President of the United States of America, during the American Civil War, 1861-1865. In the Nation's darkest years, Lincoln led the North in war, issued the Emancipation Proclamation, and oversaw passage of the 13th Amendment, these acts abolished slavery in the United States.
Abolition faced opposition both in the south and among anti-war northerners, but Lincoln saw it as both morally just and strategically necessary. He applied all his political skill to continuing the war effort and ratifying the 13th Amendment.
At his death, the country had only begun the long process of reunifying and ensuring equal rights for all.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Abolition & Underground RR • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #16 Abraham Lincoln series list.
Location. 36° 26.205′ N, 89° 4.221′ W. Marker is in Union City, Tennessee, in Obion County. Marker is on Graham Drive. Marker is located in Freedom Square at Discovery Park America. Touch for map.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Firehouse (here, next to this marker); Thomas Jefferson (a few steps from this marker); The United States of America (a few steps from this marker); The Confederate States of America (a few steps from this marker); Ayn Rand 1905-1982 (a few steps from this marker); Prometheus (within shouting distance of this marker); Titan 1 Launch Complex (within shouting distance of this marker); Ronald Reagan (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Union City.
Also see . . . Abraham Lincoln. Abraham Lincoln, a self-taught lawyer, legislator and vocal opponent of slavery, was elected 16th president of the United States in November 1860, shortly before the outbreak of the Civil War. Lincoln proved to be a shrewd military strategist and a savvy leader: His Emancipation Proclamation paved the way for slavery’s abolition, while his Gettysburg Address stands as one of the most famous pieces of oratory in American history. In April 1865, with the Union on the brink of victory, Abraham Lincoln was assassinated by Confederate sympathizer John Wilkes Booth; his untimely death made him a martyr to the cause of liberty, and he is widely regarded (Submitted on July 24, 2017, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 24, 2017, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. This page has been viewed 147 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 24, 2017, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.