This Month in the Civil War – March, 1865 Closing In – by S. McBride

On the morning of March 4, 1865, the day when Abraham Lincoln would be sworn in for his second term as President of the United States, it rained.  In fact, it had rained nearly every day of the month just past. But the incessant downpour did little to dampen the enthusiasm of the 50,000 citizens who had gathered in front of the Capitol building in Washington, with its newly-completed dome topped by the statue of Freedom, to hear his inaugural address.

Read the entire article in the March 19th edition.