Hartford in Hartford County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
Peter Chinni, 2005
Lincoln was committed to the ideals of the country's founding fathers, especially the principles established in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. Although he wanted to see slavery contained, during the first two years of the war he maintained that saving the Union was his first and foremost concern. Lincoln believed that the United States was testimony to the idea that people could govern themselves freely long term and that slavery was the antithesis of democracy. After issuing the Emancipation Proclamation on New Year's Day 1863, he transformed the mission of the war from saving the Union to one that also extended freedom to the slaves. Ultimately, Lincoln believed the union of the states and freedom for all were indispensible to the great American Experiment.
Lincoln Financial Sculpture Walk at Riverfront
Location. 41° 45.932′ N, 72° 39.943′ 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
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lincoln Meets Stowe (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Founders Bridge (about 500 feet away); William H. Mortensen (about 700 feet away); William H. Mortensen Riverfront Plaza (approx. 0.2 miles away); Recapture of the Connecticut River (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bell of the U.S.S. Hartford (approx. ¼ mile away); William H. Putnam (approx. 0.3 miles away); Jonathan Trumbull (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hartford.
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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 733 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on February 14, 2012, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.