Lincoln’s ties to Revolutionary War hero are remembered

LINCOLN HISTORICAL SOCIETY Vice President Lucinda Cockrell has found that not many people know about the man behind the town of Lincoln’s name. She’s hoping to change that by sharing more about Benjamin Lincoln and his role in the Revolutionary War. Photo by Dale Cockrell

Oct. 19, 1781, is a fairly well known date in United States history. On that day British General Charles Cornwallis surrendered to French and American forces at Yorktown, Va., marking the beginning of the end of the Revolutionary War. 

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