Hartford in Hartford County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
Lincoln Meets Stowe
Bruno Lucchesi, 2006
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
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. Touch for map. Located on the Founders Bridge Promenade. Marker is in this post office area: Hartford CT 06103, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Founders Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); William H. Mortensen (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Union William H. Mortensen Riverfront Plaza (about 500 feet away); Recapture of the Connecticut River (about 500 feet away); Bell of the U.S.S. Hartford (approx. 0.2 miles away); William H. Putnam (approx. ¼ mile away); Jonathan Trumbull (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hartford.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 14, 2012, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 491 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on February 14, 2012, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.