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Abraham Lincoln died this April. Well, 149 years ago this April. He was shot by John Wilkes Booth while Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln were in Fordís Theatre. All of this is the stuff of history, well known to most everyone. Less well known are some of the fascinating details.

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Civil War Study Tour The Battle of Cedar Creek: Crossroads in the Fight for the Shenandoah Valley

Tues., September 16, 2014, 6:45 p.m.

Warren Perry, a writer at the National Portrait Gallery, recounts the story of the bloody encounter in which nearly 50,000 men fought for control of the "breadbasket of the Confederacy." He also discusses several objects in Smithsonian collections with connections to the battle.

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Don't live near a Civil War site? You can still enjoy an on-line tour with narrative and photos. Sample our most popular tour, the John Wilkes Booth Escape Route, with Ed Bearss.


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