Lincoln at Union Square New York City

An effigy of President Lincoln presides over the busy Union Square on Manhattan Island, New York City.  Union Square appropriately hosts the 16th president, watching over a bi-weekly farmer’s market, artists, protesters, and youth on skateboards.  A Virginia historian recognizes his legacy in terms of the Shenandoah Valley Burning in 1864, but nevertheless Lincoln kept the Union together, for which we are grateful.