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The Mary Todd Lincoln House in Lexington Kentucky

Mary Todd Lincoln was born in Lexington, Kentucky on December 13th, 1818, to Robert Smith Todd and Elizabeth Parker Todd. Robert was a prominent businessman who also was active in politics in Lexington. In...

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Magnificent Hetty Cary: Betsy Ross of the South

One of the more prominent socialites and colorful characters in Richmond society during the Civil War was displaced Marylander Hetty Cary. A descendant of Thomas Jefferson, Cary was born near Baltimore in 1836, and was...

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Confederate Spy Belle Boyd Led a Colorful Life

Belle Boyd was born in Virginia and was a spy for the Confederate States in the Civil War. While on a speaking tour after the war, she died in Wisconsin and is buried in Spring Grove Cemetery in Wisconsin Dells.