When President Harry Truman’s mom came to the White House to visit her president, she told her other son, “You tell Harry if he tries to put me in Lincoln’s bed, I’ll sleep on the floor.”

Turns out Truman’s mother and her border-state relatives remembered that Union soldiers burned her mother’s barn and took everything they could carry.

Source: Presidential Courage: Brave Leaders and How They Changed America 1789-1989 by Michael Beschloss