Lincoln's Cottage

The soldiers, generals, cabinet members, politicians, aides, friends, foreign visitors, and curious onlookers who met President Lincoln here at the Soldiers' Home witnessed him grappling with momentous issues. Here he confronted the devastating and drawn-out war, the question of emancipation, and his contentious campaign for reelection in 1864.
But here he also indulged his love of storytelling and reading Shakespeare, the Bible, or the light works of contemporary humorists. Here he chatted with the soldiers who guarded him and the Soldiers' Home, took leisurely carriage rides with his wife, and played games with his youngest son. Reminders of the war were everywhere, especially in the newly dug graves visible from the cottage, but here the president also found lighter moments.
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President Lincoln's Cottage in Washington DC.

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