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Willie Lincoln and Calvin Coolidge, Jr
07-27-2023, 12:40 PM
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RE: Willie Lincoln and Calvin Coolidge, Jr
(07-26-2023 10:10 AM)Juan Marrero Wrote:  In an odd way, did the Civil War save Lincoln in February 1862?

No! (See Abraham Lincoln: A Life, Vol. Two, page 819.)

Tad's grief was so intensified by his mother's that he begged her: "Don't cry so, Mama! don't cry, or you will make me cry, too! You will break my heart. . . . I cannot sleep if you cry." The lad tried to comfort her, saying: "Papa was good and he is gone to heaven. He is happy there. He is with God and brother Willie." [cited sources: Welles Diary (entry for 15 Apr. 1865) and Keckley, Behind the Scenes, 192, 196.]

To a White House caller on April 16 he asked: "Do you think my father has gone to heaven?"

"I have no doubt of it," came the reply.

"Then," said Tad, "I am glad he has gone there, for he never was happy after he came here. This was not a good place for him!" [Carpenter, Inner Life of Lincoln, 293.]

"So very difficult a matter is it to trace and find out the truth of anything by history." -- Plutarch
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