The city that awaited Lincoln that fall remained a far cry from the
populous, gleaming capital that it would become after -- and largely
because of -- the Civil War. It was, as author Margaret Leech wrote in her Pulitzer Prize-winning book, "Reveille in Washington, 1860-1865," "a mere ambitious beginner, a baby among capitals."
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