Abraham Lincoln's First Love Ann Rutledge was Abraham Lincoln's first love. The two met while he was boarding at her family's inn in New Salem, Illinois. Ann's death at the age of 22 left Lincoln severely depressed, the first of many such incidents in his often difficult life. Image: Lincoln and Ann Rutledge By Fletcher Ransom Early Years On January 7, 1813, Ann Mayes Rutledge was born Continued ..
Women in the Border State of Maryland Many Maryland women made significant contributions to the Union war effort. As a border state having both slaves and freedwomen, Maryland was divided in sentiment between the Union and the Confederacy. The most famous conductor on the Underground Railroad, Harriet Tubman was also an escaped slave from Maryland's Eastern Shore. Harriet Tubman also served as Continued ..
Indian Captive in Minnesota Wakefield was one of over 100 white women and children who were captured along the Minnesota River in the Dakota War in the late summer and early fall of 1862. Wakefield spent six weeks living among the Mdewakanton Dakota, often in danger from those who felt captives should be killed, but a brave named Chaska intervened on her behalf. The Dakota War In the years Continued ..
Stepmother of Abraham Lincoln Sarah Bush Lincoln (December 13, 1788 - April 12, 1869) was the second wife of Thomas Lincoln and stepmother of Abraham Lincoln. While Lincoln's relationship with his father appeared to be strained, he remained close to his stepmother after he left home to make his way in the world. After becoming a successful attorney in Springfield, Illinois, Abraham Lincoln saved Continued ..