The Frederick Douglass National Historic Site is the last home of Mr. Douglass, who is remembered as a nineteenth-century orator, abolitionist, and fighter for equality. He is also known for his contributions to the Civil War, serving as advisor under President Abraham Lincoln, who gave him the task of recruiting African American regiments to fight for the Union.
Washington, DC | During the Civil War, Lincoln and his family resided here from June - November of 1862, 1863 and 1864, and the president would commute daily by horseback or carriage 3 miles from the Soldiers' Home to the White House.
Washington, DC | This national monument is the "first" national memorial to the 209,145 African-American soldiers and their 7, 000 white officers who fought in the American Civil War from 1862 to 1865.
Washington, DC | The memorial sits at the base of the West Front of the Capitol Building, opposite from the Lincoln Memorial, so that the general who fought for the Union could forever face the president who saved the Union.