Civil War Rountable January 20th: Assassination and Funeral of Abraham Lincoln

Wayne County Civil War Roundtable Program on the Assassination and Funeral of Abraham Lincoln.

Gordon Bury

Gordon Bury

On Tuesday, January 20 at 6:30 p.m. will be another of our quality programs commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War which is open to the public.  The Wayne County Civil War Roundtable in collaboration with the Wayne County Libraries is hosting the program in the Wooster Library Conference Room. We are now approaching the end of the horrible four years of that war.

Gordon Bury of the Marshallville area will be speaking on the assassination of President Lincoln, the formation of the Loyal Legion of the United States, and the State Funeral of Mr. Lincoln in Cleveland on April 28, 1865.

His presentation will inform us of the following;

-Events surrounding the evening at Ford’s Theater.

– Military reactions to the shooting of the President and the turmoil through the night with the passing of the President in the morning.

– Military Officers gathering after the assassination

– Col. Loomis meeting with Mary Todd Lincoln regarding the family’s wishes for funeral arrangements.

– Formation of the Loyal Legion and their part in the funeral of President Lincoln.

– First formal meeting of the Loyal Legion at Constitution Hall in Philadelphia following the funeral observances.

– 150th Civil War four month long observances, programs, and ceremonies from February 2nd through May 30th, 2015.

Gordon is very well qualified to speak.  Among many other credentials, he was the 54th Commander-in-Chief of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States, the 100th Commander-in-Chief of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, and was a member of the “Presidential Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission” in 2008 and 2009.

Please contact Gerald Payn, WC CWRT Coordinator, with any questions at 330-345-5547.

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