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Sunday, September 21, 2008

"History Alive" in Ironton OH on September 22nd

At 1200noon on September 22, 2008 Ironton’s Lawrence County OH Courthouse will travel 146 years backwards to September 22, 1862.

To set the stage -a few days earlier in 1862 the Union Army under General George B. McClellan has just narrowly thwarted General Robert E. Lee’s Confederate Army’s at Antietam Creek in Sharpsburg, MD. This is the victory that
President Abraham Lincoln has needed and he has traveled to a part of the country that has produced much of the iron required to fuel the war effort.

Journeying to the Hanging Rock Ohio iron furnace region via rail, steamboat and horseback at around 1230pm he plans to issue the “Emancipation Proclamation” which essentially frees the enslaved people of the states that have succeeded from the Union.

Joining Mr. Lincoln on the platform is Ms.
Sojourner Truth, herself a runaway slave who has become a fervent abolitionist and women’s rights advocate. Ms. Truth will present her thoughts prior to President Lincoln’s comments.

Join us as “History Comes Alive” in Ironton Ohio.