Emily Todd Helm

Emily Todd was Mary Todd Lincoln's half-sister. In 1856 she married Benjamin Helm, a Confederate general. After Helm's death in 1863 Emily Helm passed through Union Lines to visit her sister in the White House. This caused great consternation in the Northern newspapers. Emily Helm took an oath of loyalty to the Union and was granted amnesty.

Date:
1860 circa 5 years
Original Format:
Photographic Print
Item#:
MES17357
Height:
2854px
Width:
2208px
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