Abraham Lincoln:  A Commemoration – 15 April 2015 cover

Abraham Lincoln: A Commemoration – 15 April 2015

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1. O Captain! My Captain! (poem) by Walt Whitman
2. When Lilacs Last In The Dooryard Bloom'd (poem) by Walt Whitman
3. Lincoln's Last Hours, 1909 address to the Military Order Of The Loyal Legion Of The United States (essay) by Charles A Leale, M.D.
4. Abraham Lincoln - The Oration (eulogy) by Ralph Waldo Emerson
5. Oration Delivered On The Occasion Of The Unveiling Of The Freemen's Monument In Memory Of Abraham Lincoln, In Lincoln Park, Washington, D.C. April 14th, 1876 (essay) by Frederick Douglass
6. Respect For The Memory Of Abraham Lincoln, Resolution Adopted At A Meeting Of Senators And Representatives, April 17, 1865 (essay) by Charles Sumner
7. Promises Of The Declaration Of Independence And Abraham Lincoln, Eulogy On Abraham Lincoln, Before The Municipal Authorities Of The City Of Boston, June 1, 1865 (eulogy) by Charles Sumner, Part 1
8. Promises Of The Declaration Of Independence And Abraham Lincoln, Eulogy On Abraham Lincoln, Before The Municipal Authorities Of The City Of Boston, June 1, 1865 (eulogy) by Charles Sumner, Part 2
9. Oration In Union Square, April 25, 1865, At The Funeral Obsequies Of Abraham Lincoln In The City Of New York (eulogy) by George Bancroft
10. Ode For The Funeral Of Abraham Lincoln (poem) by William Cullen Bryant
11. Death Of Abraham Lincoln, Lecture Delivered In New York, April 14, 1879 - In Philadelphia, 1880 - In Boston, 1881 (essay) Walt Whitman
12. A Lincoln Reminiscence (fragment) by Walt Whitman
13. Abraham Lincoln (essay) by Walt Whitman
14. Speech To The Parliament of Great Britain, 1865, by The Right Honorable Sir George Grey
15. Speech To The Parliament of Great Britain, 1865, by The Right Honorable Benjamin Disraeli
16. The Emancipation Proclamation, Washington, D.C., January 1, 1863, by Abraham Lincoln
17. Gettysburg Address, Given November 19,1863, On The Battlefield Near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, by Abraham Lincoln
18. The Second Inaugural Address, Washington, D.C., March 4th, 1865, by Abraham Lincoln

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Summary

April 14-15th, 2015, is the 150th year anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination. This is a collection of pieces to mark that occasion. Whitman’s poems, written shortly after the death, express his intense grief. Here are prose pieces that Whitman composed in the years following. Included too are three other eulogies regarded by Lincoln scholars as among the best, as well as a narrative from one of the doctors who attended the dying president and two speeches in the British Parliament. And finally three of the President’s finest compositions. (