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Congressman Lincoln: the Making of America's Greatest President by Chris DeRose-- Non-Fiction

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.Abraham was his youngest child.

Mary Lincoln Todd. http://firstladies.c-span.org/

"Our Heavenly Father sees fit, often times to visit us, at such times for our worldliness, how small and insignificant all worldly honors are, when we are thus so sorely tired." - First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln

Lincoln's Melancholy:  How Depression Challenged a President and Fueled His Greatness by Joshua Wolf Shenk

Lincoln's Melancholy: How Depression Challenged a President and Fueled His Greatness by Joshua Wolf Shenk

*THOMAS "Tad" LINCOLN~ ABRAHAM LINCOLN's SON: affectionately known as "Tad," is shown here in his Zouave uniform patterned after his hero, Elmer Ellsworth, the first Union casualty of the American Civil War.

*THOMAS"Tad"LINCOLN III~ Abraham affectionately known as "Tad," is shown here in his Zouave uniform patterned after his hero, Elmer Ellsworth, the first Union casualty of the American Civil War.

Cases including the contents of Abraham Lincoln’s pockets, Top Hat and Greatcoat from the night of the assassination. Items now on display as part of “Silent Witnesses” at the Ford’s Theatre Center for Education and Leadership. Photo by Gary Erskine.

Cases including the contents of Abraham Lincoln’s pockets, Top Hat and Greatcoat from the night of the assassination. Items now on display as part of “Silent Witnesses” at the Ford’s Theatre Center for Education and Leadership. Photo by Gary Erskine.

Mary and Tad returned to the United States aboard the Russia.    On May 11 Mary and Tad arrived in port, and on May 15 they left for Chicago. It seems Tad had caught a cold during the ocean voyage and was not well when he arrived in Chicago. By late May Tad developed difficulty in breathing when lying down and had to sleep sitting up in a chair. By early June he was dangerously ill.  On July 15, 1871, Tad passed away at the age of 18. The cause of death was most likely tuberculosis.

This page contains information about the two trips Mary Todd Lincoln made to Europe.

Photograph of President-elect Lincoln taken by Alexander Gardner at Mathew Brady's gallery in Washington on February 24, 1861

Photograph of President-elect Lincoln taken by Alexander Gardner at Mathew Brady's gallery in Washington on February 1861

William Wallace Lincoln, 11-year-old son of Abraham and Mary, died at the White House on February 20, 1862. He apparently died of Typhus, contracted by contaminated water. Elizabeth Keckly, the former slave who designed Mrs. Lincoln's beautiful wardrobe, washed and dressed him. When the President gazed at him, he mourned, "My poor boy, he was too good for this earth. God has called him home..."

In an elegant White House guest room, the son of Abraham and Mary Lincoln lay ill in a huge carved rosewood bed, now known as the Lincoln Bed. on February William Wallace Lincoln died.

The Lincoln Forum: Abraham Lincoln Gettysburg, and the Civil War by John Y. Simon. $29.01. Author: Harold Holzer. Publisher: Da Capo Press (April 21, 1999). 192 pages. Publication: April 21, 1999

The Lincoln Forum: Abraham Lincoln Gettysburg, and the Civil War by John Y. Simon. $29.01. Author: Harold Holzer. Publisher: Da Capo Press (April 21, 1999). 192 pages. Publication: April 21, 1999

Abraham Lincoln II (top), with his sisters Mary "Mamie" Lincoln (left) and Jessie Harlan Lincoln (right) in 1889

Abraham Lincoln II (top), with his sisters Mary "Mamie" Lincoln (left) and Jessie Harlan Lincoln (right). Abraham Lincoln's grandchildren by his only surviving child, Robert Todd Lincoln.

Lincoln and the Power of the Press: The War for Public Opinion: Harold Holzer

Lincoln scholar Harold Holzer has won the 2015 Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize for his book Lincoln and the Power of the Press: The War for Public Opinion.