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Key "Lincoln" movie character Thaddeus Stevens buried in Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Thaddeus Stevens, the abolitionist played by Tommy Lee Jones in the Steven Spielberg movie "Lincoln", is buried in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Stevens (1792-1868) was a key figure in convincing Abraham Lincoln to free the slaves and helped push through the 13th Amendment to the US Constitution to abolish slavery.
Details about the life of Thaddeus Stevens can be found in the new book by Joe Farrell and Joe Farley entitled "Keystone Tombstones Volume Two" recently released by Sunbury Press, Inc. of Mechanicsburg, PA.
Farrell and Farley's books cover famous dead people found in Pennsylvania, including many interesting stories about them -- many not widely known. The pair have also located the cemetery locations of these notables. Following is a list of famous Civil War era people found in the volumes:
"Keystone Tombstones Volume One":
James Buchanan "Pennsylvania's Only President"
John Burns "The Hero of Gettysburg"
Simon Cameron "Pennsylvania's Political Kingmaker"
John White Geary "An American Success Story Few Have Heard"
Lincoln Colored Cemetery "Gone But Not Forgotten"
George Meade "The Old Snapping Turtle"
General John Fulton Reynolds "A True American Hero"
Ginnie Wade "A Tragic Love Story"
"Keystone Tombstones Volume Two":
Winfield Scott Hancock “Hancock the Superb”
Thaddeus Stevens “The Dictator of Congress”
For more information about the Keystone Tombstone series, please see: