Lincoln's Cottage

Abraham Lincoln first rode out to lo see the Soldiers' Home a few days after his inauguration on March 4,1861. Soon, a local newspaper reported that he and his family planned to summer at the Soldiers' Home. The outbreak of civil war and the unexpected Union defeat at Bull Run kept the commander in chief preoccupied in the White House the rest of 1861—but during the warmer months of the next three years, the president commuted to the White House from the Soldiers' Home.
Lincoln made the Soldiers' Home his home for a total of thirteen months, roughly a quarter of his presidency. He was last seen riding the grounds in the afternoon of April 13,1865, just one day before he was assassinated.

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President Lincoln's Cottage in Washington DC.

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