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Thursday, April 07, 2005

Footsteps to freedom and a savage war's end

2-mile walking tour traces Lincoln's path through the fallen Confederate capital BY DENA SLOAN TIMES-DISPATCH STAFF WRITER Apr 4, 2005 Robert Armidon is the kind of guy to appreciate receiving information about Civil War-era documents as a birthday gift. He's also the kind of person who is perfectly happy tromping around downtown Richmond on a chilly, cloudy, blustery Sunday afternoon. "Lincoln is my personal hero," said the Washington area man as he and his girlfriend walked hand-in-hand up 14th Street to Broad Street yesterday, following what is thought to have been the president's path when he toured the fallen Confederate capital city 140 years ago near the end of the Civil War. Armidon was one of about 40 people to participate in a 2-mile walking tour yesterday that traced Lincoln landing on the banks of the James River, traveling to the abandoned home of Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Capitol Square after many Southern soldiers fled the city. Full Story:


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