Lecture: Lincoln’s Secret Visit to West Point


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West Point 1860sPresident Abraham Lincoln made a clandestine trip to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in June 1862, during the Civil War. It was his longest journey away from the White House and his only trip to New York State during his Presidency.

Based upon new and original research, Anthony J. Czarnecki, past president of the Lincoln Society in Peekskill, will reveal why Lincoln came to West Point, what he did during his three-day stay in the Lower Hudson Valley, and how history changed as a result of his visit to the Academy.

The lecture, part of the Thursday Night Lecture Series, will take place at Fort Montgomery State Historic Site on August 7, 2014 at 7:00 pm. Due to the overwhelming popularity of the Thursday Night Speaker Series seating is by reservation only and is limited to the first 50. You may reserve seats by calling 845-446-2134. Please leave your name, phone number and number of people in your party.

Fort Montgomery is a fortification built in 1776 by the Continental Army on the West Bank of the Hudson River during the American Revolution. It was one of the first major investments by the Americans in strategic construction projects. The site is located at 690 Rte 9W, Fort Montgomery, NY. Phone (845) 446-2134 for more information.

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