May 1, 2007

Abraham Lincoln - March 1861 - First Inauguration - Washington DC

54. Lincoln’s First Inauguration, another view, taken by Montgomery Meigs on March 4, 1861. Note the capitol dome under construction and the people who have climbed trees for a better view. Meigs would serve as Quartermaster General during the Civil War and one of Lincoln’s key advisors. Meigs served in the honor guard at Lincoln's funeral.

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