Browse Items (81 total) for Abraham Lincoln Documents at the State Historical Society of Iowa

Affidavit submitted by General Samuel R. Curtis to Abraham Lincoln discussing the charges of cotton speculation filed against him. General Curtis attributes the accusations to persons wishing to have him replaced with a pro-slavery commander, and to…

Telegram from General Samuel R. Curtis to Abraham Lincoln acknowledging receipt of his November 6th letter concerning charges of cotton speculation, and informing him that a response has been sent by regular mail. November 10, 1862. Missouri Governor…

Telegraph message from Iowa Adjutant General Nathaniel B. Baker to Abraham Lincoln protesting, and asking for revocation of, War Department General Orders 154 and 162 . November 10, 1862. Both orders involve recruiting procedures to fill out the…

Letter from Abraham Lincoln to General Samuel R. Curtis requesting suspension of action on an order issued by General John Schofield calling for an assessment of $500,000 against secessionists and southern sympathizers, and asking Curtis for his…

Telegram from General Samuel R. Curtis to Abraham Lincoln reporting suspension of proceedings to levy taxes on St. Louis rebel sympthisers. December 10, 1862. Copy.

Telegram from General Samuel R. Curtis to Abraham Lincoln advising against reduction of Union forces in Missouri. December 17, 1862. Lincoln had received conflicting earlier reports from Curtis and Missouri governor Hamilton Gamble on the…

Telegram from General Samuel R. Curtis to Abraham Lincoln commenting on the status of Union troops in Missouri north of the Missouri River and noting the unreliability of the state's militia. December 19, 1862. Copy.

Letter from General Samuel R. Curtis to Abraham Lincoln counseling against transferring military governance of Missouri from Union troops to the Enrolled Missouri Militia (E.M.M.), a 40,000 man force with questionable abilities and loyalties, in…

Letter from General Samuel R. Curtis to Abraham Lincoln concerning an unapproved leave of absence taken by Colonel Joseph W. Bell, his acquittal by a court of inquiry, and his reinstatement. December 22, 1862. Copy.

Letter from Caleb Russell and Sallie A. Fenton of the Religious Society of Friends (Henry County, Iowa) to Abraham Lincoln expressing the Society's support of the Emancipation Proclamation, their hope that the President will seek God's counsel and,…