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Have a Conversation with Lincoln Saturday

Attendees to the Civil War Encampment site Saturday can meet with Abraham Lincoln, have a photo taken and strike up a conversation.

Attendees to the site Saturday can meet with Abraham Lincoln, have a photo taken and strike up a conversation.

The entire weekend is sponsored by the , with support from

At 10:30 a.m., the actor portraying President Lincoln will do a review of the Troops at the encampment site on the .

The encampment will be open to the public Saturday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Set up will take place Friday night from 4-9. The encampment is free. Other activities may require the purchase of a button for admission. Button is $5 per person or $20 per family.

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  • Did you know that the Civil War officially began on April 12, 1861, when Confederate troops lead by Gen. P. G. T. Beauregard attacked Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor?
  • Did you know of the 530 Framingham volunteers who served in the Civil War (about one quarter of the adult male population) 52 died and 172 were wounded or disabled?

Lincoln Facts:

  • In 1860, Lincoln became the first Republican elected President. He served from March 4, 1861 to March 3, 1865.
  • After the battle of Antietam in 1862 - the bloddiest battle in American history - Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, which freed the slaves in the states that were still in rebellion on January 1st 1863.
  • In November 1863, Lincoln delivered his Gettysburg Address at the dedication of the national cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
  • Lincoln first appeared on the $5 bill in 1914.
  • Every president between William Henry Harrison and John F. Kennedy, who was elected in a year ending with a zero was assassinated or died while in office including Abraham Lincoln. This has been called Tecumseh's Curse.
David Nolta May 05, 2012 at 12:50 AM
Go Lincoln!!!!
Jim Rizoli May 05, 2012 at 02:11 AM
You do know Lincoln was a Separatist? jim@ccfiile.com
David Nolta May 05, 2012 at 03:26 AM
Oh dear, they never stop. Lincoln is dead, and one thing I do know: the Rizolis know nothing about him.
David Nolta May 05, 2012 at 03:26 AM
Who's the stalker????

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