By SUSAN O’CONNOR DAVIS
During the hot summer of 1865 the widow Lincoln did much of nothing. She chose the Hyde Park House as a place of refuge following her husband’s assassination, spending her days contemplating the waves of Lake Michigan and walking through the nearby park. Mary Todd Lincoln saw almost no one, and remarked she did not have “sufficient courage, to receive but very few,” of her friends.
On April 21 of that year, the train carrying the coffin of President Abraham Lincoln left Washington, D.C. The shattering news […]