Well, another Independence Day is upon us this week. In fact it is the 236th anniversary of the birth of the United States which is celebrated on July 4th each year commemorating the day the unanimous declaration of independence from Great Britain was adopted by the Continental Congress. American’s have a dreadful habit of letting holidays get watered down into a scattered array of festivities and traditions and forgetting what it is we are actually celebrating. I suppose we are all guilty of it to some degree, but every year when I see those blasts of colored sparks explode...Read More
The personal notes of a young doctor who was the first to treat president Abraham Lincoln after he was shot have been discovered in a box of medical records at the National Archives in Washington, DC. Overlooked for nearly 150 years, the 21 pages of notes detailing the doctor’s recollections of the momentous and historical night were discovered in May by a researcher with the Papers of Abraham Lincoln Project, an organization dedicated to researching documents about and written by Lincoln. The find is beyond doubt one of immense historical importance and will provide researchers a...Read More
Lincoln’s Last Hours By Charles A. Leale, M. D.
Lincoln’s Last Hours By Charles A. Leale, M. D. Compliments of The Estate of Charles A. Leale New York ADDRESS delivered before the COMMANDERY OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States at the regular meeting, February, 1909, City of New York in observance of the ONE HUNDREDTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BIRTH OF President Abraham Lincoln Lincoln’s Last Hours By Charles A. Leale, M. D. COPYRIGHT, 1909, BY CHARLES A. LEALE, M. D. Commander and Companions of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States: At the historic...Read More
If you love to see history with your own eyes and have the opportunity you can now view one of the few surviving copies of the Magna Carta in the National Archives in Washington, DC. It is one of only 4 surviving copies of the 1297 issuance. I have been able to personally view the document and it was quite a powerful experience to say the least. There are few historical documents in history that carry such weight and significance for the free world. However, it was not originally intended for that purpose. When King John placed his royal seal on the original “Articles of the...Read More