Nov 6, 2010

National parks mark 150 years since dawn of Civil War

(AP) With the wounds of a hard-fought political campaign still raw, the country was sharply divided by the time the election was finished.
It was 150 years ago Saturday: President Abraham Lincoln was elected amid the rising tensions that led to the Civil War.
The anniversary of Lincoln's election kicks off nearly five years of events by the National Park Service and others across the nation marking the Sesquicentennial of the war between North and South. Continued

Image: Library of Congress