VIDEO | In this War Department™ episode, Garry Adelman travels to Washington, D.C. and Gettysburg, Pennsylvania to find objects and stories associated with President Abraham Lincoln's last days on Earth in April 1865. Relics such as Lincoln's hat, coat, hair, and blood are all discussed by experts in the field. The Smithsonian National Museum of American History and the Gettysburg Museum of History are both featured.
American Battlefield Trust Director of History and Education Garry Adelman visits the West Point Museum to showcase items associated with Generals Lee and Grant from the surrender at Appomattox, Va. on April 8, 1865.
Historian Peter A. Sicher discusses the important role played by so-called "political generals" in the American Civil War. This video is part of the American Battlefield Trust's In4 video series, which presents short videos on basic Civil War topics.
Historian Hari Jones describes the series of events which led President Abraham Lincoln to issue the Emancipation Proclamation. This video is part of the Civil War Trust's In4 video series, which presents short videos on basic Civil War topics.
Historian Jared Frederick explains the main points of President Lincoln’s address and what the speech meant to Americans. This video is part of the American Battlefield Trust's In4 video series, which presents short videos on basic Civil War topics.
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