burlington houseGen. Ulysses Grant and his wife Julia kept a home in Burlington, N.J. to escape the politics and war in Washington. The house, still standing at 309 Wood Street, is a two-story stucco home with French windows on both floors and an expansive front porch topped with delicate wrought-iron railing.

The couple was headed to Burlington on the night of April 14 when they were met at a ferry stop in Philadelphia and informed of the assassination.

The general escorted his wife to Burlington, then returned to Washington, D.C. by train.