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The Louisiana pianist Louis Gottschalk plays for President Lincoln at a concert in Willard's Hotel.

Louis Moreau Gottschalk, detail
Louis Gottschalk, the Louisiana-based concert pianist, played before Abraham Lincoln and his wife at Willard's Hotel near the White House in Washington.  Gottschalk felt that he had played badly but all the reviews, including that of the President were glowing.  Two days later he performed for General Ulysses S. Grant and his staff at Grover's Hotel in the city.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
S. Frederick Starr, Louis Moreau Gottschalk (Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 2000), 342.