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“I Held Lincoln” Lecture and Book Signing
April 14, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Lt. Benjamin Loring (1824-1902) lived the life of an everyman Civil War sailor. Gleaned from the actual documents of Lt. Benjamin Loring, I Held Lincoln tells the story of a Union sailor’s remarkable odyssey.
This story gives insight into a little-known Confederate prison camp during the last days of the Civil War and provides recognition to a man whose journey was nearly lost to American history. The coat that Lt. Loring wore while holding Lincoln on the night of President Lincoln’s assassination can be viewed at The Tioga County Historical Society, Owego New York during the author’s book signing and lecture.