President Lincoln Visits Navy Yard and Senator Browning

May 20, 1862

President Lincoln takes some rare time out from the White House.  In the afternoon, President Lincoln and other dignitaries visit the Washington Navy Yard to witness a “the capability of the description of iron armor adopted by our Navy Department to resist shot.”  In the evening, President Lincoln rides to the home of Illinois Senator Orville H. Browning, where he joins Mrs. Lincoln for a ride with Browning.

President Lincoln also signs Homestead Act and legislation creating schools in Washington outside of the city center.

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