A Terror to Evil-Doers: Camp Douglas, Abraham Lincoln, and Utah’s Civil War

Main Library

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Will Bagley will discuss the role of Utah in the U.S. Civil War. He will focus on the establishment of Camp Douglas, later a U.S. Fort, and its role in tensions between the U.S. government and the state of Utah. He will also examine the level of hostility that existed between Utah’s citizens and leaders and the administration of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln.

Before Bagley's lecture, Civil War re-enactors from The Fort Douglas Living History Detachment will be on Library Square from noon to 3pm. Immediately preceding the lecture (2:45pm), participate in an Abraham Lincoln look-alike contest with a prize for the best Lincoln!

This program is part of the American Histories series at The City Library, preceding the arrival of the American Library Association’s traveling exhibit Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War, highlighting important historical elements from one of the most significant periods in our nation’s history.

Location: Main Library Auditorium

Contact Information: (801) 524-8200