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Gettysburg: Eisenhower's Other White House

Originally published on Published Online: September 10, 2007 
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Chicago Tribune | 2007-09-09

Ask any American what springs to mind at the mention of this town's name, and the answer is almost guaranteed to be the pivotal Civil War battle that Union and Confederate troops waged here for three bloody days in July 1863. At the end of a tree-lined lane stands the two-story brick house that Dwight and Mamie Eisenhower considered their real home during the years that the couple occupied the White House, and it was the place they retired to in 1961, when Eisenhower left office at the end of two terms.

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