One hundred and 30 years after her death, Mary Todd Lincoln will be retried for insanity. The former first lady was declared insane 10 years after the assassination of Abraham Lincoln in 1865, when her son Robert Todd Lincoln had her committed.
Mary Todd Lincoln, wife of Abraham Lincoln, traveled in Europe before returning to the U.S. where she was briefly committed to a mental institution. She died in Springfield, Illinois.
Mary Todd Lincoln | Flickr - Photo Sharing! A sketch at the Smithsonian American History Museum of a possible design by Elizabeth Keckly for Mary Todd Lincoln's evening bodice to wear with the purple skirt she designed for Mrs Lincoln.
Mary Todd Lincoln, married to Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president. Her life was filled with great triumphs and great tragedy. She was first lady during the civil war and neither the southerners nor the northerners accepted anything she did. Her husband's assassination in 1865 shattered her and eventually she outlived her children as well. She struggled with mental illnesses.