Abraham Lincoln 1809-1865
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.
Location. 36° 26.205′ N, 89° 4.221′ W. Marker is in Union City, Tennessee, in Obion County. Marker is on Graham Drive. Touch for map. Marker is located in Freedom Square at Discovery Park America. Marker is at or near this postal address: 210-260 Graham Dr, Union City TN 38261, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Firehouse (here, next to this marker); Thomas Jefferson 1743-1826 (a few steps from this marker); The United States of America (a few steps from this marker); The Confederate States of America
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 as one of the greatest presidents in U.S. history. (Submitted on July 24, 2017, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.)
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