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A Menu of Historic Proportions

Posted 2/15/2019 By The Civil War Monitor

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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