The Journal of Charles Rawn
February 22, 1861 to February 23, 1861 (Book 26)

Edited by Rebecca Jean Hershner

This section of the journal records President-elected Abraham Lincoln’s visit to Harrisburg, enroute to Washington, DC, in February, 1861. Rawn records that "The enthusiasm of the people was perfectly and literally wild & unrestrainable." He also reveals the location of his office: "Our Balcony being adjacent to the Hotel was crowded with our friends & acquaintances." According to City Directories his address was number 7 on the east side of Market Square, below Market Street.

The Journal

Transcriptions for this section of the journal begin February 22, 1861 and end February 23, 1861. Click on a date to begin reading.

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