This episode is being reposted in honor of the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s historic trip to Richmond, Virginia on April 4, 1865. It was less than 48 hours after the Confederate Government left the city. During Lincoln’s “adventure” to Richmond he fights with his wife, witnesses his 2 admirals make mistakes, looses his Presidential boat, is mobbed by newly freed enslaved people, and much more all accompanied by his son Tad and it was Tad’s 12th birthday.
This episode is a prequel to episode 43 with Mike Gorman about the fall of Richmond April 2-3, 1865.
This image of Lincoln in Richmond is by Lambert Hollis and comes from the National Portrait Gallery’s website.
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