Having seen numerous paragraphs in various papers, and having even copied them ourselves through mistake, to the effect that Samuel B. Todd
who was killed at Shiloh
; Alexander H. Todd
, killed recently at Baton Rouge
, and Capt. D. H. Todd
, now commanding the lower water battery at Vicksburg
, are brothers, and only brothers of Mrs. Lincoln
, we beg to state, from authority, that Mrs.
L. has only two brothers, one at present in the Medical Corp
, C. S. A., the other beyond military age and in feasible health, but represented in our service by his son. Those above spoken of are merely half brothers.
The parties at whose instance we write do not plume themselves upon their fortuitous relation with a person of such unenviable notoriety, but amply dislike to have their existence ignored and denied.