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The statue of Abraham Lincoln at Richmond National Battlefield. On 4 April 1865, just after Union troops took control of Richmond, Virginia, the Confederate capital, President Lincoln and his 12-year-old son Tad toured the hostile city. This full-size bronze grouping symbolizes that moment in time, as depicted by sculptor David Frech. Behind the figures is a phrase from Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address, delivered one month before: “To bind up the nation’s wounds.” Amazingly, Lincoln survived this dangerous visit, only to be murdered by a Confederate activist in Washington just 10 days later. Photo courtesy of the National Park Service.