Lincoln in Stafford— In 1862 and 1863, Lincoln visited Stafford County, Virginia six different times, for a total of fourteen days. Traveling around the area where our first president, George Washington, grew up, he observed over 135,000 troops in the Arm of the Potomac. In Stafford, Lincoln conferred with commanders, visited soldiers in camps, and called on wounded men in hospitals. He encouraged the army and boosted morale. Demoralized by the loss at Fredericksburg and the disastrous Mud March, their Commander-in-Chief’s visits lifted the troops. Spirits and inspired them to greater achievements. Lincoln said of his long visit to Stafford, “…It is a great relief to get away from Washington and the politicians…” (2006) 89 pages, illus.
- Author: Jane Hollenbeck Conner
- Publisher: Parker Pub Llc (June 30, 2006)
- Language: English
- Package Dimensions: 8.9 x 5.9 x 0.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces