President Lincoln’s Family Didn’t Always Live at the White House

President Lincoln’s Family Didn’t Always Live at the White House

Did you know … Walt Whitman, a famous author, lived in Washington  D.C. (called Washington in those days) so he could visit wounded soldiers in the hospitals. He saw President Lincoln almost every day. President Lincoln and his family stayed at the Soldier’s Home President Lincoln didn’t sleep at the White House during the hot summer months. He worked at the White House and lived at a United States military place called the Soldier’s Home. It was about three miles from Washington. Escorted by U.S. Cavalry Lincoln was always escorted by 25-35 cavalry (soldiers on horseback). These soldiers held sabers, a type of sword, upright over their shoulders. President Lincoln usually rode a gray horse. He dressed plainly in black and wore a black stiff...

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