Archives: Abraham Lincoln

Richmond during the Civil War: Thanksgiving

Did you know that a woman named Sarah, a president named Abe, and events that transpired over 200 years after the first Thanksgiving feast helped establish the holiday we now celebrate?

Civil War: A chance encounter with John Wilkes Booth

100 miles north of Richmond, 17 months before he was assassinated, President Lincoln sat watching a young actor named John Wilkes Booth in a newly-renovated Ford’s Theatre.

The fall of Norfolk and the Battle of Drewry’s Bluff

Continuing our on-going recap of the Civil War, the Union Army sets its sight on Norfolk. Taking that city would position General George B. McClellan and the Union army within striking distance of Richmond.