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

Letter from Iowa Governor Samuel J. Kirkwood to Abraham Lincoln protesting the actions of General Willis A. Gorman who would not allow Iowa Colonel William T. Shaw to enlist African-American troops in Arkansas as commanded by General Samuel R.…

Letter from Iowa Governor Samuel J. Kirkwood to Abraham Lincoln recommending Brigadier General George C. Strong for military governorship of Arkansas. February 5, 1863. Copy.

Appointment of Sumner B. Hewett, Jr. (Wright County, Iowa) as Collector of Internal Revenue for the 6th Collection District of Iowa, signed by Abraham Lincoln and U.S. Secretary of Treasury Salmon P. Chase. March 4, 1863. Hewett was an Iowa…

Letter from General Samuel R. Curtis to Abraham Lincoln acknowledging receipt of a letter from Lincoln relieving him of his command of the Department of the Missouri, and requesting copies of documents in which he is charged with speculating in…

Letter from General Samuel R. Curtis to Abraham Lincoln opposing any efforts to reverse orders for his removal from command of the Department of the Missouri and outlining controversial actions he believes led to charges against him. March 23, 1863.…

Appointment of John A. Kasson (Des Moines, Iowa) as Commissioner for the International Postal Congress, signed by Abraham Lincoln and Secretary of State William Seward. March 30, 1863. In 1861-1862 Kasson had served as First Assistant Postmaster…

Letter from General Samuel R. Curtis to Abraham Lincoln stating his reasons for opposing further release of restrictions on Rev. Samuel McPheeters, a St. Louis minister and suspected Southern sympathizer. April 3, 1863. Copy.

Letter from U.S. Representative William A. Hall (Democrat, Missouri) to Abraham Lincoln reporting the disarming of a Missouri Enrolled Militia company by regular Union troops, a move he believes will incite worse violence in the state. Hall also…

Letter from General Samuel R. Curtis to Abraham Lincoln introducing his Chief of Staff Colonel Norton P. Chipman who seeks an order for a prisoner exchange. Curtis also states his desire to be of continuing service to the President. June 5, 1863. …

Letter from John F. Dillon (Iowa District Court, Davenport, Iowa) to Abraham Lincoln recommending promotion of Brigadier General Grenville M. Dodge to major general. August 3, 1863. Dillon was a prominent Iowa jurist and future Iowa Supreme Court…