President Abraham Lincoln
Widow Mary Lincoln- after Willie's death.
Edward Baker Lincoln, second son of Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln, was born March 10, 1846. In December of 1849 Eddie became quite ill with what was thought to be diphtheria and passed away on February 1, 1850. He wasn't even four years old. Eddie was an affectionate and deeply loved little boy. His loss left permanent scars in the hearts of his loving parents.
The only known image of Eddie Lincoln, Abraham Lincoln's second son
Emily Todd was Mary Todd Lincoln's half-sister. In 1856 she married Benjamin Helm, a Confederate general. After Helm's death in 1863 Emily Helm passed through Union Lines to visit her sister in the White House. This caused great consternation in the Northern newspapers. Emily Helm took an oath of loyalty to the Union and was granted amnesty
“All quiet along the Potomac” Mathew Brady’s cameraman, Thomas Le Mere, thought that a standing pose of the president would be popular. Lincoln wondered if it could be accomplished in one shot, and this is the successful result. It was taken on April 17, 1863
FILE - This Nov. 8, 1863 file photo shows President Abraham Lincoln. More than 147 years after his death, a researcher for the Papers of Abraham Lincoln Project, discovered an original copy of the 21-page clinical report by Dr. Charles Leale, who was the first doctor to treat Lincoln after he was shot at a Washington theater on the night of April 14, 1865. (AP Photo/Alexander Gardner, File)
"With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation's wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow and his orphan - to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations." - Abraham Lincoln
Mathew B. Brady. Abraham Lincoln on the day of his speech at the Cooper Union, February, 27, 1860