Event — President Lincoln’s Cottage at the Soldiers’ Home

Cottage Conversations: Lincoln’s Generals’ Wives

Where: President Lincoln’s Cottage at the Soldiers’ Home

140 Rock Creek Church Road NW, Washington, D.C. 20011

When: Thursday, September 22, 2016, 6:30 pm (6:00 pm reception)

Details: 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.

Cost: $10 for the lecture and $10 for the reception. Free for Cottage members at the $250 level or above.

Email: Michelle Martz at MMartz@lincolncottage.org

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