Lincoln sneaks through Baltimore - again





Folks in Baltimore, Maryland, could be forgiven for doing a few double-takes at the tall stranger who rode into town Wednesday morning.

A man who looked an awful lot like the guy on the $5 bill arrived by carriage at Camden Station in a re-enactment of a secret transit by President-elect Abraham Lincoln exactly 150 years earlier.

Following his election in November 1860, Lincoln was making his way to Washington for his March 1861 inauguration when he learned of a possible assassination plot.

Lincoln canceled a midday public arrival in the divided city of Baltimore on February 23, 1861, instead passing through in the wee hours of the morning, according to Sara Hisamoto, director of public relations for Visit Baltimore, the city's tourism bureau....




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