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 to be retried for insanity

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 was a handful...but Lincoln loved her.

Mary Todd Lincoln was a handful...but Lincoln loved her.

Letter from Mary Todd Lincoln to Abraham Lincoln. "Mary Todd Lincoln, who believed her great antipathy to the general was shared by the public, advised her husband in this letter to remove McClellan from the command. Whether she influenced her husband's decision is unknown, but on November 5, 1862, Lincoln placed the Union forces under the command of General Burnside." Library of Congress

Letter from Mary Todd Lincoln to Abraham Lincoln. "Mary Todd Lincoln, who believed her great antipathy to the general was shared by the public, advised her husband in this letter to remove McClellan from the command. Whether she influenced her husband's decision is unknown, but on November 5, 1862, Lincoln placed the Union forces under the command of General Burnside." Library of Congress

Mary Todd Lincoln (Sally Field) embraces her son Robert Todd Lincoln (Joseph Gordon Levitt) as he returns home.

Mary Todd Lincoln (Sally Field) embraces her son Robert Todd Lincoln (Joseph Gordon Levitt) as he returns home.

A young Mary Todd lincoln

Mary Todd Lincoln's Vanilla Almond Cake

A young Mary Todd lincoln

Mary Todd Lincoln Famous Be'an

Mary Todd Lincoln Famous Be'an

Another infamous dress on display at the Smithsonian that belonged to Mary Todd Lincoln

Another infamous dress on display at the Smithsonian that belonged to Mary Todd Lincoln

Mary Todd Lincoln's White Cake Recipe | Farm Flavor

Mary Todd Lincoln’s White Cake Recipe

Mary Todd Lincoln's White Cake Recipe | Farm Flavor

Very good book on Mary Todd Lincoln

Very good book on Mary Todd Lincoln

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