By Joe Wheeler
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I know that he is much better off in heaven, but then we loved him so. ” Great sobs choked his utterance. . I did not dream that his rugged nature could be so moved. I shall never forget those solemn moments—genius and greatness weeping over love’s idol lost. Willie’s body was embalmed, placed in a metal coffin (finished in rosewood and silver), and carried into the Green Room, adjacent to the East Room, where the services would be held. Beautiful even in death, he was dressed in evening clothes, eyes closed, hands crossed on his chest, one hand holding a small bouquet of exquisite flowers.
Lincoln’s seamstress, would never forget the sight of Lincoln coming into that room: I never saw a man so bowed down with grief. He came to the bed, lifted the cover from the face of his child, gazed at it long and earnestly, murmuring, “My poor boy, he was too good for this earth. God has called him home. I know that he is much better off in heaven, but then we loved him so. ” Great sobs choked his utterance. . I did not dream that his rugged nature could be so moved. I shall never forget those solemn moments—genius and greatness weeping over love’s idol lost.
Then, five long years later, one morning in mid-May 1854, Lincoln was jolted out of his trance by the realization that the nation he loved was breaking apart. The two Americas (one slave and one free) were once again at each other’s throats. It had happened many times before, and always the North had backed down and agreed to flimsy cut-and-paste compromises. But this time, 235 years after slavery had been introduced, Lincoln realized that something bigger than himself, a cause worth dying for, was calling him into service.
Abraham Lincoln Civil War Stories. Heartwarming Stories about Our Most Beloved President by Joe Wheeler