Tad Lincoln
Historical Figure
Nationality: United States
Date of Birth: 1853
Date of Death: 1871
Cause of Death: Probably tuberculosis
Parents: Abraham and Mary Lincoln
Relatives: Robert, Edward, Willie (brothers)
Turtledove Appearances:
Southern Victory
POD: September 10, 1862
Appearance(s): How Few Remain
Type of Appearance: Posthumous reference
Date of Death: c. 1863
Cause of Death: Natural causes

Thomas "Tad" Lincoln (April 4, 1853 - July 15, 1871) was the fourth and youngest son of Abraham and Mary Lincoln. He lived with his mother after his father was assassinated. He died abruptly at the age of 18 on July 15, 1871, presumably of tuberculosis.

Tad Lincoln in Southern Victory Edit

Tad Lincoln (1853-c.1863) died shortly after the War of Secession. The dual loss was nearly unbearable for his father. Even during the Second Mexican War, the wound was still raw for Abraham Lincoln.[1]


  1. How Few Remain, pg. 163.