Papers. 1861-1865.


Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865. Papers.

Papers. 1861-1865.

Letter, Washington D.C., 19 May 1861, to Robert Anderson changing his orders and recommending an assistant; note, 16 December 1863, nominating the mortally wounded Buford as a Major General; telegraph, 7 April to General U.S. Grant "General Sheridan says If the thing is pressed I think that Lee will surrender.' Let the thing be pressed. A. Lincoln."

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Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 (person)

Epithet: US President British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000497.0x00000a American lawyer in Illinois and sixteenth president of the United States. From the description of Humorous story by Abraham Lincoln, ca. 1850. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122609161 From 1837 to 1841 Lincoln practiced law in partnership with John Todd Stuart, whose cousin Mary Todd he later married. From the...

Lee, Robert Edward, 1807-1870 (person)

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Anderson, Robert, 1805-1871 (person)

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Grant, Ulysses Simpson, 1822-1885 (person)

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Buford, John, 1826-1863 (person)

Brigadier general; commander of cavalry brigade; promoted to major general. From the description of Letter, 1863 Sept. 16. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70970646 ...

Sheridan, Philip Henry, 1831-1888 (person)

U.S. Army officer and Union general. From the description of Autograph letter signed : [place name illegible], to [Sawtelle?], 1866 July 4. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 753969354 Philip Henry Sheridan was a career United States Army officer and a Union general in the American Civil War. A native of Albany, N.Y., Sheridan graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1853 and subsequently served with the 4th U.S. Infantry in the Pacific Northwest. Sheri...