Abraham Lincoln was the first president to bring a cat into the White House. When Abe Lincoln assumed office, his son, Tad, asked to bring his cat - named Tabby - on the trip from Illinois to the nation's capital, Lincoln was compelled to agree.
*EDDIE BAKER LINCOLN ~ (March Second son of Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln. He was named after lincoln's friend Edward Dickinson baker. Both his mother and father spelled his name "Eddy"; the National Park Service uses "Eddie", which is on his gravestone.
Abraham Lincoln didn't grow a beard until after his 1860 election as president. This photo is part of the Indiana State Museum exhibit, "The Lincolns: Five Generations of an American Family." It opens Feb. From the Indy Star
The gun that John Wilkes Booth used to kill Abraham Lincoln in gun John Wilkes Booth used to assassinate Abraham Lincoln.] Artifact in the museum collection, National Park Service, Ford's Theatre National Historic Site, Washington, D.