The Day Lincoln Was Almost Shot

The Fort Stevens Story

Book cover image of The Day Lincoln Was Almost ShotJoin us for an author talk by local historian and Washington native Dr. B. Franklin Cooling on Thursday, March 20 at 7 p.m..

Dr. Cooling has written many books on Civil War and military history, including The Day Lincoln Was Almost Shot: The Fort Stevens Story.  

Did you know President Lincoln was reportedly present at the Battle of Fort Stevens in July of 1864 -- and that he was under enemy fire?  As we prepare to celebrate the bicentennial of the battle, come hear the story of President Lincoln and the Battle of Fort Stevens.

Copies of Dr. Cooling's book will be available for purchase.