Daughter of Union General Ulysses S. Grant Nellie Grant was the third child and only daughter of Union general and later president and first lady, Ulysses S. Grant and Julia Dent Grant. Grant was an affectionate father and his devotion to Nellie was touching to all who observed it. Nellie was only thirteen when she moved into the White House, and the press adored her. Image: Nellie at age Continued ..
A Child's Letter to One of Our Greatest Leaders Grace Bedell was eleven years old in 1860, when she wrote a letter to the presidential candidate from Illinois, Abraham Lincoln. Image: In 1999 the village of Westfield, New York erected these statues commemorating the meeting between Abraham Lincoln and Grace Bedell on February 16, 1861. Grace's father was a staunch Republican and active Continued ..
Daughter of Accused Lincoln Assassination Conspirator Anna was only 22 years old when her mother Mary Surratt was sentenced to death as a conspirator in the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln on April 14, 1865. Despite Anna's heartbreaking efforts to save her mother, Mary Surratt was hanged not quite three months after the assassination. Anna's parents, Mary and John Surratt, were Continued ..
Washington Hostess During the Civil War Kate Chase was the daughter of Salmon P. Chase, Treasury Secretary under President Abraham Lincoln and later Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. Despite her youth, Kate was the reigning social queen of Washington, DC during the Civil War and a strong supporter of her widowed father's presidential ambitions that would have made her First Lady. Katherine Continued ..