Abraham and Mary Lincoln, A House Divided: American Experience
"The Dearest of All Things"
Tormented by her grief, Mary turns to spiritualists for comfort. Though he too is bowed by grief, her husband never loses sight of the tragedy consuming the nation. With the war going badly in the East, enlistments drying up and morale low, Lincoln changes the conflict over the Union into a struggle for freedom by issuing the Emancipation Proclamation, liberating millions of Americans from bondage. Part 4 of 6G