A Menu of Historic Proportions

On March 6, 1865, two days after he delivered his second inaugural address to a massive crowd gathered on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol, Abraham Lincoln hosted a “Presidential Inaugural Ball” in Washington, D.C. As evidenced by the event’s “Bill of Fare,” shown below, diners had quite a variety of options to choose from.

Lincoln inauguration menu
Library of Congress

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LOEWEN & SEBESTA (eds.): The Confederate and Neo-Confederate Reader (2010)

The Confederate and Neo-Confederate Reader: The Great Truth about the Lost Cause edited by James Loewen and Edward Sebesta. The University Press of Mississippi, 2010. Paper, ISBN: 1604732199. $25.00. The great…