Lincoln Summer White House
Historians spoke about President Lincoln’s summer retreat cottage located near the Soldiers Home in Washington, D.C. The cottage was… read more
Historians spoke about President Lincoln’s summer retreat cottage located near the Soldiers Home in Washington, D.C. The cottage was used as Lincoln’s Summer White House much as Camp David is used by current presidents. The historians spoke about the use of the home, Lincoln’s activities while in residence, and shared anecdotal stories of Lincoln’s experiences there during the U.S. Civil War.
This program was part of “White House Week” programming and is available on a White House Video Collection DVD set at c-span.org/store close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
People in this video
- Edna Greene Medford Associate Professor Howard University->History Department
- Frank Milligan Director President Lincoln's Cottage
- Matthew Pinsker Associate Professor Dickinson College->History Department
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