Reenactment Of Lincoln’s Inaugural Journey In Old City Tuesday
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Abraham Lincoln stopped in Philadelphia on his inaugural journey in 1861 and that visit will be reenacted Tuesday morning on Independence Mall.
Newly elected President Abraham Lincoln travelled from Springfield, Ill. to Washington D.C. between February 11th and the 23rd in 1861, stopping in Philadelphia on February 22nd.
Park Ranger Adam Duncan for Independence National Historical Park picks up the story from there.
“There was a parade that marched down Chestnut Street. We will not be marching down Chestnut Street, but rather Independence Mall. Lincoln will march in the parade. From there, he will speak and raise the 34 star flag on Independence Hall.”
Events start at 8am Tuesday on Independence Mall. It’s part of a National Park Service commemoration – Civil War to Civl Rights.
Reported by Karin Phillips, KYW Newsradio