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

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
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
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. Located on the Founders Bridge Promenade. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hartford CT 06103, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this
Lincoln Meets Stowe Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, February 1, 2012
2. Lincoln Meets Stowe Marker
marker. The Founders Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); William H. Mortensen Riverfront Plaza (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Union (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named William H. Mortensen Riverfront Plaza (about 500 feet away); Recapture of the Connecticut River (about 500 feet away); Sophie Tucker (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bell of the U.S.S. Hartford (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bob Steele (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hartford.
 
Lincoln Meets Stowe Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, February 1, 2012
3. Lincoln Meets Stowe Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 14, 2012, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 558 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 14, 2012, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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