President Falls Ill

May 2, 1862

Normally, the hard-working President Lincoln was in his office from early morning until late at night – unless he was at the nearby War Department or staying at his cottage on the grounds of the Soldiers Home on the northern edge of Washington.  Today was different.  Illinois Senator Orville H. Browning wrote in his diary: “At night went to the Presidents and spent an hour with him in his family room — He had he head ache and was not in his office.”

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