Stanton Credits the Reaper After the end of The Civil War, Abraham Lincoln’s Secretary of War Edwin Stanton credits the McCormick Reaper with the North’s victory and keeping the nation intact. “By taking the place of
HYDE PARK HOUSE on 53rd St. was an upscale hotel, built and run by Paul Cornell, that served as the centerpiece for Hyde Park social life from 1857-79. Following the assassination of Lincoln, Mary Todd Lincoln brought her sons, Robert and Tad here after first spending a week at the Tremont House. After two and a half months they moved downtown.
LINCOLN ASSASSINATION ARTIFACTS (where to find them)
Chicago History Museum: Lincoln’s deathbed originally from the Peterson House located across the street from Ford’s Theatre. Lincoln was so tall, he had to be laid diagnally across this bed to fit Other furniture from the Peterson house includes a rocking chair, bureau, candlestick, engraving, and gas jet Mary Todd Lincoln’s blood-stained cape that she wore on April 14, 1865 Padded hood used by one of the male conpirators while in captivity after the assassination