Abraham Lincoln, photographed in Macomb, Illinois, 1858
*LINCOLN-HAMLIN CAMPAIGN RIBBON ~ A Republican Party campaign ribbon showing portraits of candidates Abraham Lincoln and Hannibal Hamlin.
Tad seemed to enjoy the idea of throwing the White House and its staff into a dither. Because of the times, some of Tad's games were war-related. He received a pretend military commission from Secretary of War Edwin Stanton. (The National Archives photo shows Tad in the Union uniform that Stanton allowed him to wear.)
Eddie, Abe's second son. Died just shy of his fourth birthday in 1850. Cause of death: "chronic consumption"
Mary Todd Lincoln with her sons, Willie and Tad, in 1860. Photograph by Preston Butler. iChi-11229.
Similarities Between the Deaths and Last Days of Abraham Lincoln and John F Kennedy
Thomas Lincoln (January 6, 1778 – January 17, 1851) was an American farmer and father of President Abraham Lincoln.
Just 10 years after President Lincoln's assassination, his widow, Mary Todd Lincoln, was charged with insanity and put on trial in Chicago. The accuser was her only surviving son, Robert Lincoln. The trial was held on May 19, 1875 and she had received no prior warning or chance to organise a defense. The jury deliberated for only 10 minutes and she was institutionalized at Bellevue Place Asylum. Mary was released after less than 4 months but mother and son were never truly reconciled.