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Emancipation Proclamation & A. Kidder

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Re: Emancipation Proclamation & A. Kidder

Posted: 1338198184000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Kidder, Wilkins
Hi again,

When looking on-line just now for "Emancipation Proclamation engraving," I came across this web site. Since it is Memorial Day, reading about this book and President LINCOLN's life is a good reminder of all the people killed, maimed, injured, or .changed. by the Civil War.

And a note on that page says that the .engraving. was based on a painting. But, so far I'm not seeing the KIDDER name referred to.

Oh, here is a reference to him:

A. Kidder of Chicago sends President 50 engraved and lithographed copies of Emancipation Proclamation. Kidder to Lincoln, 6 January 1864, Robert Todd Lincoln Collection of Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

.. So, it was probably the Albert KIDDER in the 1860 census in Chicago who had been born in Pennsylvania ~1830.

Just offering this picture as an FYI for researchers. I have no connection to anything being sold on-line.

Betty (near Lowell, MA)


My great-great-grandfather, Joseph KIDDER, of Princeton, Maine, fought in the Civil War. His unit was sent to Florida, and he fought at Fort Fernandina where he was seriously wounded. He recovered from the hole through his shoulder to return to Maine. A few years later he married his cousin, Clarissa "Clara" WILKINS. They had 6 children, 3 boys, 3 girls, and their oldest, George "Sanford" KIDDER, b1870, would become my great-grandfather. So... just thinking about this I see that the 6 KIDDER children would have grown up in Princeton, ME, with a father still recovering from his Civil War wounds.

(I have pictures of both father and son. But, I sure wish I had a picture of "Joe" KIDDER in his Civil War uniform. The few pictures we do have of him are from just a few years before he died ~1915.)

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