Lincoln's Cottage

The Lincoln Cottage:
The residence of President Abraham Lincoln, on the grounds of the Soldier’s Home in Washington DC has been restored by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, a private, non-profit organization. The restoration of the “Cottage” took seven years and cost fifteen million dollars which included the establishment of the Robert H. Smith Visitor Education Center. President Bill Clinton, on July 7th, 2000, declared the Lincoln Cottage and the surrounding 2.3 acres surrounding the house to be the “President Lincoln and Soldiers’ Home National Monument. President Lincoln resided at the “Cottage” from June through November in the years 1862, 1863 and 1864.
Lincoln would ride to the White House in the morning and back to the Soldiers’ home in the evening. He would use these occasions to talk to soldiers on the road to get a feel for the way things were going in the Civil War. One night, President Lincoln went for a late night ride and a gunshot was heard and Lincoln came galloping back without his hat. A soldier went to get the hat and found a bullet hole in it. Lincoln tells the soldiers to say nothing to his wife. Jubal Early and his Confederate army came within a mile of the Lincoln Cottage just days after Lincoln moved there in 1864.
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President Lincoln's Cottage in Washington DC.

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