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Seventh Annual Symposium - March 27, 2004

"The Latest in Lincoln Scholarship"

Sponsored by the Abraham Lincoln Institute and the National Archives, with major funding from the Lincoln Institute of New Rochelle, New York.
The 2004 Symposium was held at the National Archives II, College Park, Maryland, outside Washington, D.C.

Telegram from Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln’s "T-Mail"
Lincoln’s telegrams and notes presented.
February 1, 1865. Lieut. Genl. Grant, City Point.
"Let nothing which is transpiring change, hinder, or delay your military movements or plans.
ALincoln."
Photos © Bruce Guthrie.
Symposium 2004 Photo Collection

THE PRESENTATIONS

Professor James M. McPherson – Princeton University

Key Publications:   Hallowed Ground: A Walk at Gettysburg (2003)
Crossroads of Freedom: Antietam (2002)
For Cause and Comrades – Winner, Lincoln Prize, 1998
Battle Cry of Freedom (1988) – Winner, Pulitzer Prize in History, 1989

Topic:  "Lincoln as Commander-in-Chief"

Professor William C. Harris – North Carolina State University

Key Publications:  With Charity for All: Lincoln and the Restoration of the Union – Winner, Lincoln Prize, 1998
Lincoln's Last Months (2003)

Topic:  "Lincoln and Trade Through the Lines"

Professor Silvana R. Siddali – Saint Louis University

Professor Siddali is recognized for her scholarly treatments of Northern public attitudes toward the Constitution, slavery and the South during the Civil War period.

Topic:  "An Act of Justice: The Emancipation Proclamation, Slave Property, and Northern Public Opinion"

Professor Brian R. Dirck – Anderson University

Publications:  Lincoln & Davis: Imagining America, 1809-1865 (2001)

Topic:  "Lincoln the Lawyer"

Nelson D. Lankford – Editor of the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography

Publications:  Richmond Burning: The Last Days of the Confederate Capital (2003)

Topic:  "Lincoln in Richmond"

Fourth Annual Hay-Nicolay Dissertation Prize Presentation

Seventh Annual Abraham Lincoln Institute Book Award Prize Presentation