February 11, 1861 – President-elect Abraham Lincoln departs Springfield, Illinois by train for his inauguration in Washington

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March 4, 1861 – First inauguration of President Abraham Lincoln

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January 1, 1863 – President Abraham Lincoln issues the Emancipation Proclamation

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November 19, 1863 – President Abraham Lincoln delivers a two minute speech known as the “Gettysburg Addres” to dedicate the cemetery at the Gettysburg battlefield

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November 8, 1864 – President Abraham Lincoln is re-elected to a second term, defeating Democratic candidate and former Union General George B. McClellan

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April, 1865 – Last photograph of President Abraham Lincoln

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May 4, 1865 – Abraham Lincoln is laid to rest at Oak Ridge Cemetery outside of Springfield, Illinois

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