Illinois State Genealogical Society
How Lincoln Saved Her Husband
 
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library to accept donation of a speech lost for a century.
 
For more than 100 years, it lay forgotten in a box of family photos and papers. Soon, it will belong to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum.
 
The document is a transcript of Martha Ten Eyck's speech in 1912, recalling how she begged Lincoln for his help nearly 50 years before, in 1864, to get her husband released from Confederate captivity.
 
It worked. Her husband, Union Capt. Tenodor Ten Eych, was released in the autumn of 1864. Five months later, Tenodor Ten Eyck was one of the honor guard at the assassinated president's bier in Columbus, Ohio.
 
 
 
 

 
January/February 2020 ISGS Newsletter Now Available!
 
ISGS Jan-Feb 2020 Newsletter
 
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