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Lincoln Originals at Cincinnati Museum Center

1861

Burnet House
Lincoln stayed at the Burnet House,
located on the n.w. corner of 3rd and Vine,
during his visits to Cincinnati in 1859 and 1861.

Highlights from 1861:

February 9 - The Confederate States of America was formed with Jefferson Davis as president.

February 12 - Lincoln visited Cincinnati on his way by train to Washington, D.C. for his inauguration. This was Lincoln's 52nd birthday.

March 4 - Lincoln was sworn in as 16th president of the United States.

April 12 - Civil War began with Confederate bombardment of Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor, South Carolina.

July 21 - First Battle of Bull Run in Virginia.


Lincoln Originals:

Reception Committee Ribbon Lincoln Reception Committee Ribbon
Feb. 12, 1861
Letter to Chase Letter from Abraham Lincoln to
Salmon P. Chase, May 16, 1861