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

Petition to Abraham Lincoln from 224 officers of the XVI Army Corps division stationed in Corinth, Mississippi requesting the promotion of Brigadier General Grenville M. Dodge to major general. August 8, 1863. Dodge commanded the division, which…

Letter from U.S. Representative John A. Kasson (Republican, Iowa) to Abraham Lincoln recommending promotion of Brigadier General Grenville M. Dodge to the office of Major General. Kasson notes Dodge "has long had at Corinth a Maj. General's…

Letter from U.S. Rep. John A. Kasson (Republican, Iowa) to Abraham Lincoln on promotion of Gen. Grenville M. Dodge to major general, referencing accompanying letter of Gen. Richard Oglesby and related remarks by Gen. Ulysses S. Grant. Also noted is…

Letter from Iowa Governor Samuel J. Kirkwood to Abraham Lincoln recommending promotion of Brigadier General Grenville M. Dodge to major general. September 24, 1863. As commander of the District of the Mississippi Dodge, a civil engineer, had been…

Letter from Abraham Lincoln to U.S. Senator James W. Grimes (Republican, Iowa) alerting him that a Congressional act requires special documenation of election credentials for delegates arriving for the next Congress. Lincoln writes on a copy of the…

Letter from Iowa Governor William M. Stone to Abraham Lincoln recommending appointment of Walter B. Scates as Brigadier General with the African Corps (United States Colored Troops). January 20, 1864. Nearly 180,000 African American soldiers served…

Letter from U.S. Senator James Harlan and other Iowa Congressional delegates to Abraham Lincoln outlining General Grenville M. Dodge's military accomplishments that merit his promotion to major general and requesting that Lincoln intervene on Dodge's…

Letter from Iowa Governor William M. Stone to Abraham Lincoln informing him that Iowan George E. Conwell will be visiting Washington D.C. to exhibit a promising new artillery projectile he invented for smoothbore guns. February 26, 1864. Copy.

Letter from General Samuel R. Curtis to Abraham Lincoln reporting on a reconnaissance of the Cherokee, Creek, Choctaw, Fox, Sac, and Osage Indian territories in Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Kansas. Curtis emphasizes severe dislocations caused by…

Commission of Cyrus Bussey (Bloomfield, Iowa) as Brigadier General of U.S. Volunteers, signed by Abraham Lincoln and Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton. April 10, 1864. Bussey had served as Chief of Cavalry for Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's army during the…