Today in History: Mary Todd Lincoln

Letter, Mary Todd Lincoln to Abraham Lincoln
Today in History–November 2–the Library of Congress features Mary Todd Lincoln. On this day in 1862, Ms. Lincoln wrote a letter to her husband the president, advising him to remove the hesitant Gen. George B. McClellan from command. Learn more about this first lady by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to access more correspondence and other primary sources related to Mary Todd Lincoln as well as President Abraham Lincoln.

Mary Todd Lincoln correspondence

Historical newspaper coverage of Mrs. Abraham Lincoln to 1882

Mary Todd Lincoln image set

Sheet music

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