Civil War Symposium

A New Birth of Freedom: Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War


The shots fired at Fort Sumter, S.C. on April 12, 1861, triggered a national crisis. While Abraham Lincoln entered office with only a few months of previous military experience with the Illinois militia, as president, he would lead the country through political turmoil, military setbacks and the calamities of war.


Participants may attend this symposium in-person or virtually.
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April 14 @ 09:00
9:00 am — 4:00 pm (7h)

Veterans’ Hall, Virtual