Robert Todd Lincoln

Robert Todd Lincoln

Mary Todd Lincoln (Sally Field) embraces her son Robert Todd Lincoln (Joseph Gordon Levitt) as he returns home.

Mary Todd Lincoln (Sally Field) embraces her son Robert Todd Lincoln (Joseph Gordon Levitt) as he returns home.

Robert Todd Lincoln: the oldest and only child of Abe's to live to adulthood.       As Secretary of War in 1881, he delayed the rescue mission to the Army's Greely Expedition -- a tragedy in which 19 of the 25 crew members died, and the 6 remaining survivors resorted to cannibalism.         Robert was present for both the Garfield and the McKinley assassinations.             And then there's the thing where he had his mother followed and then had her committed...using as evidence the fact…

Robert Todd Lincoln: the oldest and only child of Abe's to live to adulthood. As Secretary of War in 1881, he delayed the rescue mission to the Army's Greely Expedition -- a tragedy in which 19 of the 25 crew members died, and the 6 remaining survivors resorted to cannibalism. Robert was present for both the Garfield and the McKinley assassinations. And then there's the thing where he had his mother followed and then had her committed...using as evidence the fact…

Robert Todd Lincoln (August 1, 1843 – July 26, 1926) was an American lawyer and Secretary of War, and the first son of President Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd Lincoln. Born in Springfield, Illinois, United States, he was the only one of Lincoln's four sons to live to adulthood.  He was present at the assassination of two sitting presidents (though not his father’s.)

Robert Todd Lincoln (August 1, 1843 – July 26, 1926) was an American lawyer and Secretary of War, and the first son of President Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd Lincoln. Born in Springfield, Illinois, United States, he was the only one of Lincoln's four sons to live to adulthood. He was present at the assassination of two sitting presidents (though not his father’s.)

Robert Todd Lincoln -only son of Abraham Lincoln to live to adulthood

Robert Todd Lincoln -only son of Abraham Lincoln to live to adulthood

Lincoln and His Family (Thomas, Abraham, Robert Todd, and Mary Todd Lincoln).

Mary Todd Lincoln Generated Controversy and Gossip as First Lady

Lincoln and His Family (Thomas, Abraham, Robert Todd, and Mary Todd Lincoln).

Chief Justice Taft, President Harding and Robert Todd Lincoln at the dedication of the Lincoln Memorial in 1922

Chief Justice Taft, President Harding and Robert Todd Lincoln at the dedication of the Lincoln Memorial in 1922

One of the most bizarre coincidences in history. This is Robert Todd Lincoln, Abraham Lincoln’s eldest son, who served as a member of Grant’s staff during the Civil War, then went on to serve as Secretary of War, then continued on as lawyer after retiring from politics. Note-he was also saved from near death when he was pulled from falling off a train platform by Edwin Booth, (brother to John Wilkes Booth) shortly before JWB assassinated his father.:

One of the most bizarre coincidences in history. This is Robert Todd Lincoln, Abraham Lincoln’s eldest son, who served as a member of Grant’s staff during the Civil War, then went on to serve as Secretary of War, then continued on as lawyer after retiring from politics. Note-he was also saved from near death when he was pulled from falling off a train platform by Edwin Booth, (brother to John Wilkes Booth) shortly before JWB assassinated his father.:

*ABRAHAM LINCOLN ~ Workmen carry President Lincoln's coffin from the sepulcher room in the tomb after his coffin was opened + his identify was confirmed by a select group of people Sept. 26, 1901. Robert Todd Lincoln, the president's oldest + only surviving son, insisted on modifications to the redone vault. After making the changes in the summer of 1901, which involved the addition of a steel cage and cement enclosure, the president's remains were moved for the last + final time.

*ABRAHAM LINCOLN ~ Workmen carry President Lincoln's coffin from the sepulcher room in the tomb after his coffin was opened + his identify was confirmed by a select group of people Sept. 26, 1901. Robert Todd Lincoln, the president's oldest + only surviving son, insisted on modifications to the redone vault. After making the changes in the summer of 1901, which involved the addition of a steel cage and cement enclosure, the president's remains were moved for the last + final time.

Robert Todd Lincoln, son of Abraham Lincoln, at the dedication of the Lincoln Memorial on May 30, 1922.

Pictures of Abraham Lincoln and His Family

ROBERT TODD LINCOLN's home in Washington, DC from 1918 until his death in 1926.

ROBERT TODD LINCOLN's home in Washington, DC from 1918 until his death in 1926.

A picture of the gravestone of Robert Todd Lincoln at the Arlington National Cemetery, VA in 1965.

A picture of the gravestone of Robert Todd Lincoln at the Arlington National Cemetery, VA in 1965.

Abraham Lincoln II "Jack" - son of Robert Todd Lincoln.  Died at age 17.  While not strictly part of the "Lincoln Curse" the premature death of this Lincoln is certainly tied to the family's history of tragedy.  For more on Li http://www.booksamillion.com/p/Paranormal-Presidency-Abraham-Lincoln/Christopher-Kiernan-Coleman/9780764341212?id=5826563501315ncoln and his belief in fate and destiny:

Abraham Lincoln II "Jack" - son of Robert Todd Lincoln. Died at age 17. While not strictly part of the "Lincoln Curse" the premature death of this Lincoln is certainly tied to the family's history of tragedy. For more on Li http://www.booksamillion.com/p/Paranormal-Presidency-Abraham-Lincoln/Christopher-Kiernan-Coleman/9780764341212?id=5826563501315ncoln and his belief in fate and destiny:

Robert Lincoln-the only child of Ab & Mary Lincoln that lived to adulthood & died late into his older years. Joseph Gordon-levitt plays him in the new film, Lincoln.

Robert Lincoln-the only child of Ab & Mary Lincoln that lived to adulthood & died late into his older years. Joseph Gordon-levitt plays him in the new film, Lincoln.

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