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President's Day

A birthday bash for President Abraham Lincoln and President George Washington was complete with soldiers from their armies and many visitors from the community.

President Lincoln shows a commission paper for Richard Brindley, a First Lieutenant in the Second Regiment of Infantry, dated May 1861, signed by both President Lincoln and Secretary of War Edwin Stanton.  The paper was on loan for the day from Ray Cavanugh of Monroe.




This commission paper was signed shortly after the start of the Civil War and you can see the darker signature of Edward Stanton in the center and the lighter signature of President Lincoln to the right.

Here is a close up view of the bottom of the page, with both signatures.  


Abraham Lincoln Classroom Activities for Primary Children

Abraham Lincoln Online.  Good for middle school,  Many resources for teachers.

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum.

The History Place Abraham Lincoln Timeline.

Mr. Lincoln and Freedom site

The History Place Picture Gallery of George Washington

Early America site, includes movies of George Washington and other famous people (needs high speed connection), as well as a variety of information on 18th century America.

Timeline of American Revolution


more links to other sites and teacher resources

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President's Day photos taken by Lynn Lakner

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