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By George Wellman Just when we think we have seen or read everything about President Lincoln during his bicentennial birth year, another discovery is made. This time it’s President Lincoln’s likeness on a tree trunk near President Lincoln’s Cottage at the Soldiers’ Home. The tree is located south of the Cottage in an area of the Armed Forces Retirement Home-Washington (AFRH-W, …
By George Rogers As if being husband, father, President, and emancipator weren’t enough, soon you can add Vampire Slayer to the list of Abraham Lincoln’s many formidable roles. Yes, best-selling author Seth Grahame-Smith, author of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, is working on his next novel: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, which, according to The New York Times, “imagines the 16th …
By George Wellman A medical probe which may have been used by Doctor Stone to examine the wound to President Lincoln’s head is on display in the Army Medical Museum, Walter Reed Army Medical Center. The bullet that killed Lincoln and other artifacts associated with the assassination of President Lincoln are also on display.
By Erin Carlson Mast In 2004, President Lincoln’s Cottage formed a partnership with high school history teacher Paul LaRue of the Washington Senior High School in Washington Court House, Ohio. LaRue’s Research History students had recently completed an extensive research project on an historic Ohio cemetery, and were looking for a new project. Staff members at the Cottage were interested in finding out …
While you are in this part of the city visiting President Lincoln’s Cottage, we encourage you to see some of the nearby attractions such as Fort Stevens and the US Soldiers’ and Airmen’s Home (USSAH) National Cemetery. USSAH National Cemetery is located on nearby Harewood Road NW, is easy to get to, and has a direct connection to the Lincoln story. The site …