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Posted at 4:16 PM ET, 02/17/2011

Photo: President-Elect Lincoln attends reception with Mayor Fernando Wood

By Mary Hadar

President-Elect Lincoln and Mayor wood

President-Elect Lincoln took several days to get from his home of Springfield, Ill., to Washington, making numerous stops and speeches along the way. Here he meets with New York dignitaries at a reception hosted by Mayor Fernando Wood, Feb. 20, 1861. Follow our tweets of the Civil War in the words of the people who lived it, day by day, exactly 150 years later.

Image source: Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, courtesy of the House Divided Project at Dickinson College

By Mary Hadar  | February 17, 2011; 4:16 PM ET
Categories:  150th anniversary, News, Tweeting the war  
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Kind of a grainy "Photo"

Posted by: lseltzer | February 20, 2011 1:14 PM | Report abuse

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