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DOI Library Park Ranger Speaker Series - "Abraham Lincoln: Civil War Commander-in-Chief" - Wednesday, June 15th, 1:00 pm ET

  • 1.  DOI Library Park Ranger Speaker Series - "Abraham Lincoln: Civil War Commander-in-Chief" - Wednesday, June 15th, 1:00 pm ET

    Posted 06-08-2022 08:25
    Please join us via webinar for our next free Department of the Interior Library Park Ranger Speaker Series lecture, entitled "Abraham Lincoln: Civil War Commander-in-Chief" on Wednesday, June 15th from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm ET.

    Abraham Lincoln's interpretation of his role as commander-in-chief during the American Civil War would change the presidency forever. Even though he had no military training, Lincoln quickly rose to become one of America's most talented commanders. Throughout the war, he was aware that his adversary, Jefferson Davis, was a West Point graduate who had fought as a colonel of a Mississippi regiment in Mexico and served as the U.S. Secretary of War from 1853 to 1857. Lincoln stretched the powers of the nation's chief executive further than any previous president. He invoked the commander-in-chief clause of the Constitution to mobilize the Union army, wage war, establish a draft, and limit civil liberties such as free speech and public protest. Please join Park Ranger Paul O'Brian for an examination of Lincoln's ultimately successful but at the time somewhat controversial role as commander-in-chief of Union forces during the Civil War.

    All that are interested are invited. Please go to the following link to request webinar registration information:

    If the registration link above does not work at your location, you may also register using the Library's Online Contact Form at Please list the title of the program you wish to attend on the subject line.

    You may contact the Library by phone at (202) 208-5815 or by e-mail at for more information about this program. For more information about DOI Library resources and services, please visit the DOI Library's website, located at

    We hope you can join virtually on June 15th!

    George Franchois
    Director - U.S. Dept. of the Interior Library
    Office of the Secretary - Office of Facilities and Administrative Services (OFAS)
    1849 C Street, NW, Room 1151, MS 1151
    Washington, DC 20240
    Phone: (202) 208-3796
    Fax: (202) 208-6773
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