President Lincoln Attends Ordinance Demonstration

May 3, 1862

As he often did, President Lincoln visited the Washington Navy Yard, commanded by his friend John Dahlgren, a fellow advocate of ordnance innovations and tests.   Such excursions were for the president a form of recreation.  The Lincolns are accompanied, according to the New York Herald, by “A large number of ladies and gentlemen, including several members of Congress.” The Herald reports: “The first discharge of the piece interrupted one of the President’s stories, after which the experiments proceeded in a satisfactory manner.”

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