Sunday, November 30, 2008

Lincoln's Lost Love ?

The romance of Abraham Lincoln and Ann Rutledge and her tragic early death was the subject of numerous interviews by William Herndon and was recorded by him in his early Lincoln biography . Since then , many historians have raised doubts about the authenticity of the famous story but recent authors , including the late Illinois historian John Y. Simon ( 1933-2008) have placed greater confidence in Herndon's account . It is hard to believe that new evidence for the Lincoln / Rutledge story will emerge at this late date .


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