On this day in the Civil War, President Lincoln gives amnesty to the widow of Confederate General B. H. Helm after she swears allegiance to the union. Mrs. Helm is the half sister of Mary Todd Lincoln, President Lincoln’s wife.


Mary Todd Lincoln

(Photo Credit: Library of Congress)

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