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

Telegram from General Samuel R. Curtis to Abraham Lincoln informing him that his Provost Marshall General, Col. Frank A. Dick, has temporarily withdrawn an order banishing prominent St. Louis minister Samuel B. McPheeters for suspected Southern…

Letter from General Samuel R. Curtis to Abraham Lincoln expressing his objection to the President's suspension of an order to banish Reverend Samuel B. McPheeters of St. Louis for Southern sympathies and explaining his view on the need for stringent…

Letter from General Samuel R. Curtis to Abraham Lincoln introducing its couriers, ardent Union supporters, James E. Yeatman and G. F. Filley, and requesting they be given an audience to provide perspective on the controversy over the pro-southern…

Letter from Abraham Lincoln to General Samuel R. Curtis regarding proposed banishment of St. Louis minister Samuel B. McPheeters for southern sympathies. Lincoln expresses his intent to leave the decision up to Curtis but emphasizes his belief that…

Letter from Abraham Lincoln to General Samuel R. Curtis reporting that Governor Hamilton R. Gamble and Congressional members of Missouri have requested that military assessments against southern sympathizers be discontinued statewide. Lincoln asks…

Letter from Abraham Lincoln to Caleb Russell and Sallie Fenton of the Society of Friends in Iowa thanking them for their recent letter expressing support for Lincoln's actions, especially relative to the Emancipation Proclamation. Lincoln asserts the…

Telegram from General Samuel R. Curtis to Abraham Lincoln reporting he has not heard of "Negro trouble" but that his forces are responding to a Confederate raid on Springfield, Missouri. January 11, 1863. The Emancipation Proclamation had taken…

Letter from General Samuel R. Curtis to Abraham Lincoln discussing Lincoln's expressed concerns about better coordination between Curtis and Governor Hamilton Gamble on Missouri matters, including those related to assessments, banishments, and the…

Petition from Col. James R. Black and other field officers of the 2nd Division (District of Eastern Arkansas) to Abraham Lincoln recommending appointment of Brigadier General Alvin P. Hovey to the office of Major General of U.S. Volunteers. January…

Letter from General Samuel R. Curtis to Abraham Lincoln regarding military orders intended to keep fugitive slaves from being brought into military camps. January 31, 1863. Copy.