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This Day in Georgia Civil War History

April 04, 1865

President Lincoln Visited Richmond

President Abraham Lincoln visited Richmond - former capital of the Confederate States of America. He was met by cheering crowds - mostly former slaves. He even visited the former home of Confederate President Jefferson Davis and sat at his desk for a moment.

Image of Confederate White House - Home of Jefferson Davis in Richmond, 1865
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Image of Confederate Capitol, Richmond 1865
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