[April 30, 2014]
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Lincoln's office in Washington, he often sat at his desk, with the
only light coming from the single window in the room.
In the midst of a war, he pondered often what
was happening on the battlefront.
In this unique and beautiful display in the
museum, visitors have the opportunity to see the room and perhaps enter
into Lincoln's thoughts as he worries over the soldiers.
The room is divided into two parts: one part
the office, but in front of the desk is a scene inside an army tent:
a table, a cot and a lantern —
the place Civil War commanders called home.
Pictures by Nila Smith and Jan Youngquist