The London Free Press (London, Ontario, Canada) has had several articles over the past few weeks regarding a chapel built in London in 1848 by fugitive slaves who had escaped to Canada. At this chapel, in 1858, John Brown spoke. The chapel has become rather run-down over the years and is now threatened with demolition, but there is a fundraising campaign that is underway to raise money to move the chapel.
A selection of articles about the chapel:
Abraham Lincoln proclaims April 30, 1863 as a day of national humiliation, fasting, and prayer.
Union Major General Ulysses Grant orders John McClernand to march south to Vicksburg along the west bank of the Mississippi to Miliken’s Bend.
Union Brigadier General James Cooper, commandant of Camp Chase, dies.
The Battle of New Market.
Robert Gay, an Indiana schoolteacher, is executed after being found guilty of treason for declaring allegiance to the Confederacy.
The critically-acclaimed movie “Lincoln”, starring Daniel Day-Lewis, was released on DVD and Blu-Ray today. It is available on a single-disc DVD, a 2-disc Blu-Ray combo pack, and a 4-disc Blu-Ray combo pack, as well as on various on-demand platforms. It appears to be selling well so far; as of this writing, the DVD is holding down #4 spot on Amazon’s list of top-selling DVDs. Read a review of “Lincoln” from the Salt Lake Tribune.
Voters in West Virginia approve the new state constitution.
Major General Ambrose Burnside assumes command of the Union’s Department of the Ohio.