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Here Comes the Sun: Seeing Omens in the Weather at Abraham Lincoln’s Second Inauguration

Posted by: Erin Allen

(The following is a guest post by Michelle Krowl, Civil War and Reconstruction Specialist in the Manuscript Division. To commemorate the 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address, for a limited time [March 4-7, 2015] the Library of Congress will┬ádisplay┬áboth the four-page manuscript copy and the reading copy of the address in the Great Hall …