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The 150th Anniversary of the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln – The Lincoln Flag Hoax

| April 14, 2015

  Today marks the 150th Anniversary of one of the great tragedies in American history – the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln.  This post summarizes the conclusions of nearly twenty years of personal research on one of the so-called artifacts of that assassination – a 36-star American flag said to be placed under Lincoln’s head in […]

Philatelic Commemorations of the Lincoln Assassination

| February 23, 2015

The first postal commemoration of the death of Abraham Lincoln was a black, fifteen cent stamp issued on the first anniversary of the assassination, April 1866.  That stamp was described in a previous blog post entitled Early Postage Stamps Honoring Abraham Lincoln. Beginning with the Civil War Centennial, 1961-1965, there was an increase in the […]

Monuments at Gettysburg – 96th Pennsylvania Infantry

| January 27, 2015

The 96th Pennsylvania Infantry Monument at Gettysburg is located south of the town of Gettysburg on Wheatfield Road.  It was dedicated in 1888 and turned over to the Memorial Association. The drawing of the monument pictured above is from a Philadelphia Inquirer article of 11 September 1889. A picture of the monument can be seen […]

Obituary of Daniel Reigle – Medal of Honor Recipient

| January 16, 2015

Previously on this blog, the story of Daniel P. Reigle (1841-1917) was given in a post entitled Daniel P. Reigle – 87th Pennsylvania Infantry – Medal of Honor.  The post was part of a series on members of the Reigle (or Riegle, Regal, Riegel, Reigel, etc.) family who served in the Civil War.  Of all […]

Robert H. Sinex – Present at Lincoln Assassination & Booth Capture

| December 19, 2014

Robert H. Sinex Jr. died on 17 November 1910 in Hazleton, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania.  A brief obituary of him appeared in the Harrisburg Patriot on 19 November 1910.  It contained the following interesting information: SAW LINCOLN ASSASSINATED Robert Sinex Also Took Part in The Capture of Booth. Haxleton, 18 November 1910 — Robert Sinex, a […]