City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

President Lincoln in Edinburgh


By edg - Posted on 19 July 2007

Edinburgh Area: 
New Town, Edinburgh
President Lincoln in Edinburgh

Statue of President Lincoln in the Calton Cemetry on a dreich winter's day. The statue, made by Wallace Bruce, was unveiled in 1893, 28 years Statue of President Lincoln in the Calton Cemetry on a dreich winter's day. The statue, made by Wallace Bruce, was unveiled in 1893, 28 years after the president's assassination. The statue depicts Lincoln bestowing freedom on an African slave, and commemmorates the part played by Scottish soldiers in the American Civil War, 6 of whom are buried nearby.