Civil War Chatroom Book Chat
This is a  Civil War book discussion that was scheduled and held in the Civil War Home Chatroom.  What you see is the chat between the members as it occurred.  Each session consisted of discussing 2 or 3 chapters of the selected book and lasted about 1-1 1/2 hours.

Lincoln's Sanctuary
Abraham Lincoln and the Soldier's Home
Matthew Pinsker

". . . . .After the heartbreaking death of his son Willie, Abraham Lincoln and his family fled the gloom that hung over the White House, moving into a small cottage in Washington, D.C., on the grounds of the Soldiers' Home, a residence for disabled military veterans. . . . . .Lincoln lived at the Soldiers' Home for a quarter of his presidency, and for nearly half of the critical year of 1862, but most Americans (including many scholars) have not heard of the place. . . . ."

Table of Contents

Introduction - I see the President

Part One   1862
Chapter 1.  Gone to the Country
(Chat for the Introduction, Chapters 1 & 2)

Chapter 3.  Forever free
(Chat for Chapters 3 & 4)

Part Two    1863
Chapter 5.  Mother very slightly hurt
(Chat for Chapters 5 & 6)

Part Three
Chapter 7.  Present at Fort Stevens
(Chat for Chapters 7, 8, & 9)

Chapter 9.  Whatever is, is right


Chapter 2.  Am I to have no rest?

Chapter 4.  Capt. D and his company

Chapter 6. In fine whack

Chapter 8.  Damned in time & in eternity 

Conclusion - There is something else there
(Chat for Conclusion)