On The Lincoln Train: The 13-Day Journey of a President-Elect

Lincoln’s turbulent period as President-elect also featured a novel twist: a thirteen-day train ride through the states that had cast their votes for him, and two that had not.  He countered large cheering crowds and some security risks, while he managed to avoid opining on the fast-paced events of the day and to avoid compromising with violence.  We look at some of his speeches, how he handled being President-elect, and the last-minute change and secret voyage conducted for safety reasons.

Music by Zeke Healy (guitar) free music archive https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Zeke_Healy Also, various backgrounds by Kevin MacLeonard and Lee Rosevere.