Although Abraham Lincoln never lived in my home state of Ohio, his connections to the Buckeye State are nonetheless many and deep. Lincoln’s second Secretary of War (Edwin Stanton) and his Treasury Secretary (Salmon B. Chase) were Ohioans. Another Ohioan (John A. Bingham) was a U.S. Congressman during Lincoln’s administration, and served on the tribunal which tried the Lincoln conspirators. The two best Union generals, Grant and Sherman, also hailed from this state. Lincoln himself gave major speeches in the cities of Cincinnati, Columbus, and Cleveland. And the latter two cities hosted funerals for Lincoln on his journey home to Springfield.
These and other Lincoln connections to Ohio will be the focus of my latest lecture about the 16th President Of The United States. Titled “Abraham Lincoln In Ohio”, the presentation will be held at the Granville, Ohio Public Library on Saturday November 5, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. Granville is about 30 miles due east of the state capital of Columbus. Attendance is free.
Why not drop by, learn more about Mr. Lincoln, and meet yours truly? I love meeting fellow Lincoln enthusiasts. Thank you.