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Outgoing president James Buchanan leaves Washington for his home in Lancaster, Pennsylvania

James Buchanan, Brady daguerreotype, detail
03/05/1861
Now former-President James Buchanan spent the night after the inauguration at the home of a friend, District-Attorney Robert Ould, in Washington and then left for Lancaster, Pennsylvania by train.  He was escorted across the city by friends from Lancaster and two troops of mounted infantry.  He was well received when he changed trains in Baltimore and arrived at his home "Wheatland" outside Lancaster the next day.  (By John Osborne)  
Source Citation: 
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial History of the Civil War in the United States of America (Mansfield, OH: Estill & Co., 1866), 290, 290n.

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