Lincoln’s presidency details in Oswego

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Author Georgiann Baldino will present little-known details of Abraham Lincoln’s presidency. Her most recent book, “A Family and Nation Under Fire,” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12 at the Oswego Public Library, Oswego Campus, 32 West Jefferson Street, Oswego.

The book is a collection of previously-unpublished diaries and letters between Major William Medill, 8th Illinois Cavalry, and his older brother Joseph, one of the influential owners of The Chicago Tribune and a friend of president Lincoln. The Medill brothers wrote accurate coverage of the war, disagreed with official military reports, and criticized the administration policies of president Lincoln. When shots are fired at Fort Sumter, S.C., the Medills mobilize, unaware how their courage will be tested in the coming years.

Registration is required by calling 630-978-1024.
—Oswego Public Library District

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