Sunday, October 19, 2014

Lincoln Escort

Phelps Camp members Chris Strodtman and Michael Price served as escorts for President Lincoln, portrayed by Fritz Klein on October 14. One of the best known Lincoln impersonators in the country, Klein spoke to an audience of about 150 people about the importance of African-American soldiers in the Union army and the election of 1864. The special event was held at the Springfield Art Museum and sponsored by the Springfield-Greene County Library.