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A Substantial Loss

The year 1862 laid witness not only to the Battle of Hampton Roads, Antietam, and other infamous battles of the Civil War, but a tragedy in President Lincoln’s own household.  On February 20, 1862, Lincoln’s third son, Willie, passed away from Typhoid fever.  As a young boy, he was committed to his studies and enjoyed spending […]