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One hundred and 30 years after her death, Mary Todd Lincoln will be retried for insanity.    The former first lady was declared insane 10 years after the assassination of Abraham Lincoln in 1865, when her son Robert Todd Lincoln had her committed.

Mary Todd Lincoln to be retried for insanity

One hundred and 30 years after her death, Mary Todd Lincoln will be retried for insanity. The former first lady was declared insane 10 years after the assassination of Abraham Lincoln in 1865, when her son Robert Todd Lincoln had her committed.

Mary Todd Lincoln was a handful...but Lincoln loved her.

Mary Todd Lincoln was a handful...but Lincoln loved her.

Letter from Mary Todd Lincoln to Abraham Lincoln. "Mary Todd Lincoln, who believed her great antipathy to the general was shared by the public, advised her husband in this letter to remove McClellan from the command. Whether she influenced her husband's decision is unknown, but on November 5, 1862, Lincoln placed the Union forces under the command of General Burnside." Library of Congress

Letter from Mary Todd Lincoln to Abraham Lincoln. "Mary Todd Lincoln, who believed her great antipathy to the general was shared by the public, advised her husband in this letter to remove McClellan from the command. Whether she influenced her husband's decision is unknown, but on November 5, 1862, Lincoln placed the Union forces under the command of General Burnside." Library of Congress

Photograph of Mary Lincoln, taken by Matthew Brady in 1861

Photograph of Mary Lincoln, taken by Matthew Brady in 1861

Mary Todd Lincoln's Vanilla Almond Cake

Mary Todd Lincoln’s Vanilla Almond Cake

Mary Todd Lincoln's Vanilla Almond Cake

Impress your guests with this traditional Mary Todd Lincoln White Cake Recipe, which contains candied cherries and pineapple.

Mary Todd Lincoln’s White Cake Recipe

Impress your guests with this traditional Mary Todd Lincoln White Cake Recipe, which contains candied cherries and pineapple.

Mary Todd Lincoln’s Vanilla Almond Cake  |  Teenage Cakeland

Mary Todd Lincoln’s Vanilla Almond Cake

Mary Todd Lincoln’s Vanilla Almond Cake | Teenage Cakeland

Explore the childhood home of Mary Todd Lincoln, wife of the sixteenth president of the United States–the first landmark to honor one of our country’s leading ladies.

Explore the childhood home of Mary Todd Lincoln, wife of the sixteenth president of the United States–the first landmark to honor one of our country’s leading ladies.

Questions of Mary Todd Lincoln's Mental Health Persist to the Present Day: Mary Todd Lincoln

Questions About the Sanity of Abraham Lincoln's Wife Persist

Questions of Mary Todd Lincoln's Mental Health Persist to the Present Day: Mary Todd Lincoln

Mary Todd Lincoln’s unusual behavior suggests that she suffered from a myriad of aliments including depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, paranoia, migraine headaches and diabetes. Some of her problems may also have stemmed from an 1863 accident in which she was thrown from her carriage and knocked unconscious. Whether inborn or acquired, her general condition was exacerbated by the tragic, sudden deaths of her young son and husband.

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Mary Todd Lincoln’s unusual behavior suggests that she suffered from a myriad of aliments including depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, paranoia, migraine headaches and diabetes. Some of her problems may also have stemmed from an 1863 accident in which she was thrown from her carriage and knocked unconscious. Whether inborn or acquired, her general condition was exacerbated by the tragic, sudden deaths of her young son and husband.

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