Death in the Civil War White House

Catherine Clinton talked about how both President Abraham Lincoln and Confederate President Jefferson Davis suffered the loss of a child in… read more

Catherine Clinton talked about how both President Abraham Lincoln and Confederate President Jefferson Davis suffered the loss of a child in their respective White Houses and how it impacted their wives. In 1862, the Lincolns lost their eleven year old son, Willie, from what is believed to be typhoid fever. In 1864, the Davises lost their four year old son, Joseph, in a fatal fall at the Confederate White House in Richmond. Ms. Clinton also spoke about mid-19th century mourning practices and etiquette. The National Archives hosted this event. close

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Death in the Civil War White House

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Program ID:
311699-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jun 8, 2013
Last Aired:
Sep 30, 2013

Airing Details

  • Jun 08, 2013 | 6:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 08, 2013 | 10:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 09, 2013 | 10:59am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 28, 2013 | 1:56pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 29, 2013 | 6:56am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 29, 2013 | 11:51pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 30, 2013 | 2:57am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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