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Meriden in New Haven County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Abraham Lincoln

 
 
Abraham Lincoln Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, February 8, 2010
1. Abraham Lincoln Marker
Inscription.  
Abraham Lincoln in search of the nomination for the presidence addressed a ralley in the Town Hall of Meriden - March 7, 1860

" – and that government of the people, by the people and for the people, shall not perish from the earth."

In Memory of the Civil War veterans of Meriden, May 30, 1948
 
Erected 1948.
 
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #16 Abraham Lincoln series list. A significant historical date for this entry is March 7, 1898.
 
Location. 41° 32.184′ N, 72° 47.857′ W. Marker is in Meriden, Connecticut, in New Haven County. Memorial is at the intersection of East Main Street and Catlin Street, on the right when traveling west on East Main Street. Located on the steps of Meriden City Hall. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 142 East Main Street, Meriden CT 06450, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Meriden Soldiers Memorial (here, next to this marker); U.S.S. Maine Memorial (here, next to this marker); Cristoforo Colombo
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Meriden’s Traffic Tower (approx. ¼ mile away); Center Congregational Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Meriden.
 
Abraham Lincoln Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, February 8, 2010
2. Abraham Lincoln Marker
Abraham Lincoln image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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 beca.me 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 was last revised on August 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 8, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 1,372 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 8, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.   3. submitted on October 29, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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