By Machaela Ballard / Register News Writer
Wednesday marked 150 years since President Abraham Lincoln delivered his famous second inauguration address. And the Battle of Richmond Association commemorated the anniversary with a re-enactment at the Madison County Courthouse.
The main courtroom was filled with spectators, some in period-appropriate dress, to see Abraham Lincoln and his wife Mary Todd, portrayed by Larry and Mary Elliott of Louisville.
Because of rain, the event was moved indoors.
Mary Elliott, portraying Mary Todd Lincoln, held a Bible as Madison Circuit Judge William G. Clouse, administered the oath to her husband in the role of Lincoln.
Before entering into character, Larry Elliott told the crowd he believed the speech was the most important Lincoln ever delivered.