Picture of Abraham Lincoln Inauguration


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Civil War Harper's Weekly, March 18, 1865

This site features an online version of the Harper's Weekly newspapers published during the Civil War. These newspapers contain a wealth of eye-witness illustrations and news reports. This collection represents one of the most comprehensive resources available for study and research. You can browse the collection, or use the search box on the bottom of the page to search by topic.

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Lincoln Taking Oath of Office

Lincoln Taking Oath of Office

Lincoln 2nd Inaugural

Abraham Lincoln's Second Inaugural

Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address

Abraham Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address

Lincoln Inauguration

Abraham Lincoln Inauguration

Battle of Bull's Bay

Battle of Bull's Bay

Human Nature

Human Nature



Colored Regiment

Colored Regiment in Charleston


President Lincoln's Inauguration

Aiken's Landing

Aiken's Landing




You are viewing a stunning illustration of the second inauguration of President Abraham Lincoln. An enormous crows is seen before the US capitol. The United States flag flies proudly over the proceeding. The president stands on the front stairs of the capitol. The capitol dome had only recently been completed. The image captures the excitement of the day. The Nation sensed that the bloody Civil War, would soon be over, and Lincoln did not disappoint, giving what many considered one of the best speeches in United States History.




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