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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.
 
Erected by Post 2, Department of Pennsylvania, Grand Army of the Republic.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & PatriotismWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #16 Abraham Lincoln, and the Lincoln 1861 Inaugural Train Stops series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is February 1916.
 
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. Marker is on the pavement near the statue of George Washington near Independence Hall. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19106, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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); West Wing - Independence Hall (within
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By Bill Coughlin, July 25, 2017
2. Abraham Lincoln Marker
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shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Independence Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); In This Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Preserving America's Treasures (within shouting distance of this marker); Declaration Chamber (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map 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 . . .  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.) 
 
Additional commentary.
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 George Washington —
Statue of George Washington image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, July 5, 2008
3. Statue of George Washington
Lincoln marker is to the left of the statue.
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.
 
Abraham Lincoln Gave Speech at Flag Raising! image. Click for full size.
Courtesy of the Library of Congress, February 22, 1861
4. Abraham Lincoln Gave Speech at Flag Raising!
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 17, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 3,031 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 17, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2. submitted on July 25, 2017, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.   3. submitted on July 17, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   4. submitted on April 30, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.

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