Cottage Conversation: Lincoln's Generals' Wives

Lincoln's Generals' Wives

On the 154th anniversary of the Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, join us as author Candice Hooper and C-SPAN’S Susan Swain discuss Hooper’s new book, Lincoln’s Generals’ Wives: Four Women who Influenced the Civil War for Better and for Worse.

Hooper and Swain will explore the American Civil War by examining the influential lives of Jessie Frémont, Nelly McClellan, Ellen Sherman, and Julia Grant. Wives to John Frémont, George McClellan, William Sherman, and Ulysses Grant, respectively, these women served as confidantes to their husbands influenced their ambitions and actions.

Ms. Hooper is a Member of the Board of Directors of President Lincoln’s Cottage. She is also a member of the Ulysses S. and Julia D. Grant Historical Home Advisory Board in Detroit, Michigan. Hooper is currently president of the Johann Fust Library Foundation in Boca Grande, Florida. She earned an M.A. in History, with a concentration in military history, from George Washington University.

Ms. Swain is a journalist, author, and since 2006 co-CEO of C-SPAN. For over 25 years, she has been an on-air interviewer and moderator for C-SPAN and holds a B.A. in Communications from the University of Scranton.


When: Thursday, September 22, 2016
: 6:00 pm, Robert H. Smith Visitor Education Center
Lecture: 6:30 pm, President Lincoln’s Cottage
Admission: $10 for the lecture and $10 for the reception. Free for Cottage members at the $250 level or above. To purchase tickets and RSVP, email Michelle Martz at [email protected] or call (202) 688-3735.

Cottage Conversations offers relaxing evenings to socialize and learn something new about our 16th president from authors, collectors, and artists. The program begins with a cocktail reception, is followed by the lecture, and concludes with a book signing.

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