Boxer Rebellion, Palo Ato, California, President Abraham Lincoln, President Herbert Clark Hoover

My Lincoln’s Day Visit To The Lou Henry And Hebert Hoover House

On February 12, 2019, on the Lincoln’s Day holiday in the United States, I visited the former home of President Herbert Edgar Hoover and his wife Lou Henry Hoover. In the past, Herbert Hoover had drawn inspiration from President Abraham Lincoln from his time as president by stating:

“Perhaps the most impressive lesson to be drawn from the life and sayings of Abraham Lincoln is that battles that are won in hate but provoke later conflicts, whilst those that are won by love leave no sting and are therefore permanent victories”.

On February 10, 1899, Lou Henry and Hebert Hoover got married in Monterey, California and spent a honeymoon in China during the Boxer Rebellion.

Lou Henry Hoover designed the family home, hence the structure has been named the Lou Henry & Herbert Hoover House. President Hoover had the house constructed near Stanford University, the same school that he had graduated from, where he gave campaign speeches at as well as where he established the Hoover Institution. The home itself has several international influences due to the many countries that Herbert Hoover and Lou Henry Hoover had visited during their lifetimes.

In present day, the President of Stanford University lives at President Hoover’s former residence.

Chief Black Hawk, Confederate President Jefferson Finis Davis, President Abraham Lincoln, The Black Hawk War

President Abraham Lincoln and Confederate President Jefferson Davis – Veterans Of “The Black Hawk War”

Painting of Chief Back Hawk.

In the 1830s, Chief Black Hawk asked for food for his tribe but was not given any from a U.S. Government office. In response to this grievance, in addition to others he occurred, he attempted to unite several Indian tribes against the Americans who had taken their tribal lands.

Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis we’re both enlisted in the U.S. Army and were called to served in the Black Hawk War.

Author’s Note:

Zachary Taylor was also a veteran of the Black Hawk War.

Battle Of Ball’s Bluff, Edward Dickinson Baker, Oregon, President Abraham Lincoln, Presidio of San Francisco, San Francisco, California

President Lincoln’s Congressional Race Rival And Friend Who Became The Only U.S. Senator To Die In Battle During The Civil War

Edward Dickinson Baker was Abraham Lincoln’s rival in a Congressional race in Illinois that the former president lost. After the race, Edward Dickinson Baker and Abraham Lincoln became friends. After serving in Congress, Baker moves to Oregon and was elected as a U.S. Senator.

During the U.S. Civil War, Baker continues to serve as a Senator and offered to directly help Lincoln with the military command. Baker served at the Battle of Ball’s Bluff, in Loundon County, Virginia, and became the only U.S. Senator to die in battle. In addition, Baker was the highest ranking Union Officer to die in the war.

Edward Dickinson Baker is buried at the Presidio in San Francisco, California.

During the 150th Anniversary of the U.S. Civil War, the State of Oregon held an event in honor of former Senator Baker.

Junius Brutus Booth, Junius Brutus Booth, Junior, Marie Christine Adelaide Delannoy, Mary Ann Holmes, President Abraham Lincoln, U.S. Civil War

Junius Brutus Booth, Senior And Mary Ann Holmes – The Parents Of Actors Edwin Booth, John Wilkes Booth and Junius Brutus Booth, Junior

Junius Brutus Booth was born, in England, on May 1, 1796 and grew up to become a famous English Shakespearean actor. In 1815, Booth married Marie Christine Adelaide Delannoy. While married, Booth had an affair with Mary Ann Holmes and decided to emigrate to the United States of America with her after he got her pregnant.

Thomas Scully’s painting of Mary Ann Holmes, which was commissioned by her husband.

After landing in North America, Mary Ann Holmes gave birth to Junius Brutus Booth, Junior in South Carolina. Edwin Booth and John Wilkes Booth were born in Maryland. The senior Booth passed away in 1852, before the events of the Civil War unfolded.

Junius Brutus Booth, Junior was a fervent unionist and supporter of the President Lincoln, yet he received much public disdain due to his brother John Wilkes Booth’s assassination of the war time U.S. President.

John Wilkes Booth, President Abraham Lincoln

John Wilkes Booth’s Cemetery in Baltimore

John Wilkes Booth, the Shakespearean actor who assasinated President Lincoln at the Ford Theatre in Washington, D.C. at the end of the U.S. Civil War, was born in Harford County Maryland.

In his youth, John Wilkes Booth had spent a year attending the Saint Timothy’s Hall Preparatory School in Catonsville after the passing of his father.

Saint Timothy’s Hall Preparatory School

After John Wilkes Booth escaped Ford’s Theatre there was a massive manhunt for him. Union soldiers found John Wilkes Booth at a barn within Garrett Farm in Virginia. After a standoff, John Wilkes Booth was shot by the soldiers and died on the porch of the farm house.

After John Wilkes Booth’s passing, his body was buried in at the Green Mount Cemetery In Baltimore, Maryland.

Author’s Note:

As a teenager the author Philip Hamilton visited the site of President Lincoln’s assassination. President Lincoln was shot by Booth at the second level of the Ford Theatre in a private booth know known as “Lincoln’s Box” and as the “President’s Box”.

President Abraham Lincoln, Samuel Morse Felton, Samuel Morse Felton II

The Failed Plot To Assassinate President-Elect Abraham Lincoln On The Way To His Inauguration

Abraham Lincoln, May 20, 1860 Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C.

In Febuary 1861, President-Elect Abraham Lincoln went on a tour to multiple states on the way to his Presidential Inauguration. Lincoln was notified by Samuel Morse Felton, the President of the Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore Railroad, that there was a cessionist plot to capture Washington, D.C. and to stop the inauguration of Lincoln. The President was notified of another plot to assassinate him on the way from the Calvert to the Camden train station in Baltimore City.

Photograph of Samuel Morse Felton, Senior.

Lincoln was recommended to end the rest of his tour and to take a midnight train back to Washington, D.C. At first Lincoln wanted to continue his tour, so that the American people would get to better know him, but he decided to the risk to his life was too great if he continued to speak publicly. On the return train to Washington D.C., one women pretended to be Lincoln’s sister and Lincoln himself wore a disguise while sitting in the back cabin. The Pinkertons, and many others, also helped with the protection of the President-Elect during tour and on his voyage to Washington, D.C.

When Lincoln came back to Washington, D.C. he was inaugurated, on the U.S. Capital steps, while the new dome was being constructed.

Abraham Lincoln’s inauguration at the U.S. Capital Step’s. March 4, 1861. Library of Congress Photographs Division Washington, D.C.

Here is a Smithsonian Institute documentary on the failed assassination attempt on President Lincoln.

Author’s Note:

Samuel Morse Felton’s son Samuel Morse Felton II was named the “General of Military Railways” during World War I.