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Letter from Mary Todd Lincoln to Abraham Lincoln. "Mary Todd Lincoln, who believed her great antipathy to the general was shared by the public, advised her husband in this letter to remove McClellan from the command. Whether she influenced her husband's decision is unknown, but on November 5, 1862, Lincoln placed the Union forces under the command of General Burnside." Library of Congress
Mary and Abraham Lincoln shared a love of poetry. Mary's copy of "Female Poets of America" is in the collection of the Mary Todd Lincoln House in Lexington, KY.