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Stafford in Stafford County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Lincoln Visit

Stafford, Virginia

 
 
Lincoln Visit Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, August 19, 2014
1. Lincoln Visit Marker
Inscription. On April 10, 1863, President Lincoln was here at the Stafford Courthouse headquarters of General O.O. Howard. Taking off his hat to get in Howard's tent, he noticed scripture written on tablets. The men discussed Psalm 23:1 "The Lord is my Shepherd. I shall not want." Later, Linclon selected Howard to be commissioner of the “Freedmen's Bureau” for freed slaves. In 1867, the general founded Howard University in D.C.
 
Erected 2014 by Stafford County.
 
Location. 38° 25.369′ N, 77° 24.541′ W. Marker is in Stafford, Virginia, in Stafford County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Jefferson Davis Highway (U.S. 1) and Courthouse Road (County Route 630), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Located near the entrance to the courthouse. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1300 Courthouse Road, Stafford VA 22554, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. English Knot Garden (within shouting distance of this marker); Charles Adams Bryan (within shouting distance of this marker); In Honor of Those Who Served (within shouting distance of this marker); Stafford County Tri-Centennial
Lincoln Visit Marker unveiling image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, August 19, 2014
2. Lincoln Visit Marker unveiling
(within shouting distance of this marker); In Memory of September 11, 2001 (within shouting distance of this marker); Trooper Jessica Jean Cheney (approx. 0.8 miles away); Stafford Training School (approx. 1.4 miles away); Frances R. Shelton Bridge (approx. 1.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stafford.
 
More about this marker. Marker part of Stafford 350th anniversary celebration.
 
Categories. African AmericansEducationWar, US Civil
 
Lincoln Visit Marker in front of Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, August 19, 2014
3. Lincoln Visit Marker in front of Courthouse
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 19, 2014, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 271 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 19, 2014, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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