Eyewitness to History: PreservationNation

“From the outside, it doesn’t look like much — just a tattered, oversized volume with a simple cloth spine. But the 1864 diary of Albert Nelson See, a U.S. Army soldier and member of Abraham Lincoln’s Presidential Guard, contains a rare, up-close perspective on a pivotal time in U.S. history.” PreservationNation, the official blog of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, posted a piece about the Civil War diary of Albert Nelson See, on display now at President Lincoln’s Cottage.

Read the full blog post and learn more about See, an ordinary man who lived in extraordinary times: http://blog.preservationnation.org/2013/11/01/eyewitness-history-a-n-sees-civil-war-diary-president-lincolns-cottage/#.UnPU3RC024d

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