Gideon Welles was the Secretary of the Navy under President Abraham Lincoln. He was largely responsible for building an effective Iron-Clad Navy, and was successful in blockading Southern Ports. Secretary Welles was one of several people in attendance at President Lincoln's Deathbed on April 14, 1865.

Gideon Welles -United States Secretary of the Navy from 1861 to a cabinet post he was given after supporting Lincoln in the 1860 election.

The Derringer Booth used to murder the President and the Bowie knife Powell used in his attempt to kill Secretary of State Seward.  *s

The Derringer Booth used to murder the President and the Bowie knife Powell used in his attempt to kill Secretary of State Seward.

Confederate Brigadier General Benjamin Hardin Helm was the brother-in-law of President Abraham Lincoln. In 1856, Helm married Mary Todd Lincoln’s half-sister, Emilie. In 1861, President Abraham Lincoln offered Helm the job of Union Army Paymaster.  Helm turned the job down and instead raised the Confederate 1st Kentucky Cavalry.  He was commissioned Colonel in October 1861 and was promoted to Brigadier General in March 1862.  He was killed during the Battle of Chickamauga on September 21…

Confederate Brigadier General Benjamin Hardin Helm was killed during the Battle of Chattenooga September he was the brother-in-law of President Abraham Lincoln. The Civil War literally pinned family against family.

Samuel Bland Arnold was involved in the plot to kidnap President Abraham Lincoln in 1865. He and the other conspirators, John Wilkes Booth, David Herold, Lewis Powell, Michael O'Laughlen and John Surratt, were to kidnap Lincoln and hold him to exchange for the Confederate prisoners in Wash D.C.. This was attempted twice, but failed as Lincoln was not where they thought he would be. After Booth's assassination of Lincoln, Arnold was arrested, was sentenced to life in prison, but later…

Washington Navy Yard, District of Columbia. Samuel Arnold, a Lincoln conspirator (seated)

Thomas Lincoln (January 6, 1778 – January 17, 1851) was an American farmer and father of President Abraham Lincoln.

Thomas Lincoln, President Lincoln's father his oldest son Thomas,Jr died when he was only 3 days old. Sarah was his oldest and only daughter.Abraham was his youngest child.

This artwork of President Abraham Lincoln, his wife, and two sons, Robert and Tad, was found in a family album belonging to Mrs. James Gaines of Philadelphia. Because it shows the entire Lincoln family, it is considered quite rare. Its owner is a descendant of William Wallace, who was married to one of Mary Todd's sisters

This artwork of President Lincoln, his wife Mary and sons Robert and Tad, was found in a family album belonging to Mrs. James Gaines of Philadelphia. The owner is a descendant of William Wallace, who was married to one of Mary Todd's sisters

Abraham Lincoln - 1860

Abraham Lincoln - 1860

Burial of Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States. A service simultaneous with the funeral obsequies held in Washington, D. C.

Burial of Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States. A service simultaneous with the funeral obsequies held in Washington, D.

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