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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WITTENBERG: Protecting the Flank at Gettysburg (2013)

Protecting the Flank at Gettysburg: The Battles of Brinkerhoff’s Ridge and East Cavalry Field, July 2-3, 1863┬áby Eric J. Wittenberg. Savas Beatie, 2013. Paper, ISBN: 1611210941. $16.95. Clausewitz tells us…