FREE Lecture – Last Days of Lincoln

From Noreen McCann, Historian and Visitor Services Manager at Sully Historic Site:

Civil War Lecture Series at Sully Commemorates Sesquicentennial

 As the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War draws to a close, Sully Historic Site presents an evening lecture series this spring. This Civil War commemorative program is sponsored by the Sully Foundation, Ltd. in memory of Thom Fitzhugh Hanes, one of the original founders. Each evening, historians present a look at different aspects of the final year of the war.

n Tuesday, April 14, Charles Teague will give insights into President Abraham Lincoln’s last days in April 1865. In “The Final Fourteen Days of Father Abraham” he seeks to see what Lincoln saw, who he met with, how he felt, and what his demeanor was during those two tumultuous weeks. Hear some fascinating experiences, some of which are little known. Teague is a Ranger at Gettysburg National Military Park, author, speaker and long-time researcher on Lincoln and Gettysburg.

The talk will be held at 7 p.m. in the Eddie Wagstaff Room at the Sully Visitor Center. Sully is the 1794 home of Richard Bland Lee, northern Virginia’s first congressman and uncle of Robert E. Lee. Light refreshments will be served. The talk is free, however donations are gratefully accepted. Space is limited. Call to reserve your seat now. For more information call 703-437-1794.

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