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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..."

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..."

Clara Barton (1821-1912) - Civil War nurse, founder of the American Red Cross

Clara Barton (1821-1912) - Civil War nurse, founder of the American Red Cross

*ABRAHAM LINCOLN ~ 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

*ABRAHAM LINCOLN ~ 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 is one of the pillows that President Lincoln rested on before dying from his wounds across the street at the Peterson House. The pillow is still stained with President Lincoln's blood.

This is one of the pillows that President Lincoln rested on before dying from his wounds across the street at the Peterson House. The pillow is still stained with President Lincoln's blood.

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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