"With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation's wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan, to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations."
June 24, 2017 - TOUR OF ANTIETAM BATTLEFIELD
July 15, 2017 - Book Discussion Group Meeting
August 26, 2017 - Open Discussion: The Secession Crisis 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. - New York Presbyterian Church
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LET US HAVE FAITH THAT RIGHT MAKES MIGHT, AND IN THAT FAITH, LET US, TO THE END, DARE TO DO OUR DUTY AS WE UNDERSTAND IT.

TIME: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm, Saturday, August 26
LOCATION: New York Avenue Presbyterian Church, 1313 New York Ave, NW

"Members and nonmembers are invited to participate. The cost at the door is $15 for LGDC and church members and $20 for nonmembers." 

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Open Discussion: The Secession Crisis

Lincoln's election in November 1860 began a national crisis that ended with the attack on Fort Sumter and Lincoln's call for 75,000 volunteers in April 1861. Those five months saw the secession of seven Deep South states, debate on compromises to prevent war, a "peace" convention, Lincoln's inauguration, and controversy over relief of Fort Sumter. On Saturday, August 26, LGDC president John Elliff and vice president John O'Brien will lead an open discussion of the Secession Crisis including relevant sites in DC.

2 1/2" x 7 3/4" silk ribbon with brocade edging featuring an engraved portrait of Abraham Lincoln based on the Cooper Union photograph taken in late February 1860 by Mathew Brady in his studio on lower Broadway in Manhattan. After the election, Lincoln credited Brady and this portrait with helping him get elected. This is part of a set of Brady single portrait ribbons produced for all four candidates in the election of 1860.