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Abraham Lincoln as War President

The National Archives and Records Administration’s Great Lakes Region office announces the 11th Annual Civil War Symposium, with this year’s topic being Abraham Lincoln as War President. The event will be held on Saturday October 18, 9:00 AM-5:00 PM at the First Division Museum at Cantigny, Wheaton Ilinois. 

Join prominent historians for a discussion of the Great Emancipator.  Speakers include Paul Finkleman, “The Great Emancipator as Commander-in-Chief and Constitutional Lawyer”; Harold Holzer, “Current Lincoln Scholarship”; Trevor Plante, “Lincoln in the Records of the National Archives”; and Thomas Schwartz, “Lincoln’s ‘Fire in the Rear’: Civil Unrest in Illinois during the Civil War.”  Activities include presentations, period music, and an encampment. Continuing education credits are available for teachers. 

The National Archives-Great Lakes Region also thanks our partner for this program, the First Division Museum.  Their ongoing support of this symposium has been invaluable and madeit an unforgettable experience for all attendees.

For more information or to register for the symposium, contact the National Archives-Great Lakes Region.
Phone: 773-948-9001 E-mail:

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