Lincoln's Cottage

War Department pass to the Soldiers' Home for Edwin Stanton's family
National Archives
Until 1862 the public could come and go freely on the Soldiers' Home grounds, but following the Union retreat after the second battle at Bull Run, a security detail was ordered for the president, and guards were assigned to control access to the area around the president's cottage at the Soldiers' Home, Even Secretary of War Stanton's family had to have a pass.

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President Lincoln's Cottage in Washington DC.

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