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Lincoln's Tomb (ca. 1874) - On the day President Lincoln died certain Springfield residents banded together to form the National Lincoln Monument Association.  Monies were gathered to provide a fitting resting place for the man who had given so much in service to his country.  Lincoln, his wife Mary, and three of his four sons (Edward, Willie, & Tad) are interred here.
Lincoln's New Salem Entrance
Henry Onstot Residence:  Built around 1835 this home housed the family of Henry Onstot, the town cooper.  The Onstot's lived at New Salem until 1840.
First Berry-Lincoln Store: This small general store was built by James and Rowan Herndon in 1831.  For whatever reason, the following year they sold it to William Berry and Abraham Lincoln.  A popular gathering place, it was a place where Lincoln interacted with the public a great deal.  Quickly outgrowing the small building, Berry and Lincoln moved to a new, larger building across the street in 1833.
Lukins-Ferguson Residence: Peter Lukins built this house in 1831 but only lived here a year.  In 1832 he moved to nearby Petersburg, which he co-founded, and sold the home to Alexander Ferguson.  Ferguson lived and worked here (as a leather worker) until eventually also leaving in 1840.
William Clary's Store: Located above the river next to the future Offutt store, this store catered to those working the Sangamon River.  Its primary stock was hard liquor of which it had plenty.  In addition to the store, William Clary established a ferry at New Salem.  Relinquishing ownership in 1833, Clary returned to his native Texas in 1833.
New Salem Saw & Grist Mill: Co-founders of New Salem John Cameron and James Rutledge settled New Salem in 1828 and soon thereafter built this mill along the Sangamon River.  The mill was quite successful and passed through only a couple owners in its 20+ years of existence.  The mill was replaced with a more modern structure in 1853.
McKee Building - This house is named after its owner at the time of the battle, David McKee.  As one of the few Union sympathizers in Athens, McKee offered his home to Col. Moore who used it as his headquarters...
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Pennsylvania Memorial, Gettysburg National Military Park
Lincoln's Tomb (ca. 1874) - On the day President Lincoln died certain Springfield residents banded together to form the National Lincoln Monument Association.  Monies were gathered to provide a fitting resting place for the man who had given so much in service to his country.  Lincoln, his wife Mary, and three of his four sons (Edward, Willie, & Tad) are interred here.
Great Western (Lincoln) Depot - Lincoln passed through this building on two important occasions.  The first, on February 11, 1861, saw him leaving for an uncertain future as President of a country falling apart.  The second, he returned a martyr, a savior who had successfully guided the United States through its darkest hours and paid the ultimate sacrifice for his service.
Henson Lyon House (ca. 1850's) - In 1860 this house was occupied by Henson Lyon and his family.  Mr. Lyon at the time was a retired farmer and land speculator and was fairly wealthy.
William Beedle House (ca. 1840) - Mr. Beedle, a railroad fireman, rented this home from a Mrs. Ann Walters who owned this property as well as the adjacent house where she lived (no longer standing).
Julia Sprigg House (ca. 1851) - This small home was purchased by Mrs. Sprigg in 1853.  Julia was a close friend of Mrs. Lincoln and occasionally she, or her daughter, babysat the Lincoln boys.
Lincoln's Tomb (ca. 1874) - On the day President Lincoln died certain Springfield residents banded together to form the National Lincoln Monument Association. Monies were gathered to provide a fitting resting place for the man who had given so much in service to his country. Lincoln, his wife Mary, and three of his four sons (Edward, Willie, & Tad) are interred here.

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Lincoln's Tomb (ca. 1874) - On the day President Lincoln died certain Springfield residents banded together to form the National Lincoln Monument Association.  Monies were gathered to provide a fitting resting place for the man who had given so much in service to his country.  Lincoln, his wife Mary, and three of his four sons (Edward, Willie, & Tad) are interred here.
Lincoln's Tomb (ca. 1874) - On the day President Lincoln died certain Springfield residents banded together to form the National Lincoln Monument Association. Monies were gathered to provide a fitting resting place for the man who had given so much in service to his country. Lincoln, his wife Mary, and three of his four sons (Edward, Willie, & Tad) are interred here.

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