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

Commission of Grenville M. Dodge (Council Bluffs, Iowa) as Major General of U.S. Volunteers, signed by Abraham Lincoln and Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton. June 7, 1864. Document Signed.

Telegram from Abraham Lincoln to New York Tribune editor Horace Greeley referring to Greeley's earlier communications regarding potential Confederate peace negotiations, indicating that he had wanted Greeley to send a Confederate representative or…

Letter from Iowa Adjutant General Nathaniel B. Baker to Abraham Lincoln recommending appointment of Captain Benjamin Franklin Reno to the position of Quartermaster General in the U.S. Regular Army. Reno was the brother of highly regarded Union…

Letter from Iowa Adjutant General Nathaniel B. Baker to Abraham Lincoln recommending appointment of Thomas M. Banbury (Iowa City, Iowa) as Commissar of Subsistence. July 21, 1864. Copy

Letter from General Grenville M. Dodge to Abraham Lincoln assessing current conditions in northern Missouri, where violent conflict between enemy guerilla forces and Unionist residents remained widespread. Dodge notes that conditions had improved but…

Letter from Iowa Adjutant General Nathaniel B. Baker to Lincoln recommending the appointment of Dr. D. W. Stewart (Davenport, Iowa) as Surgeon of the General Hospital at Davenport. February 10, 1865. Copy.

Telegram from Iowa Adjutant General Nathaniel B. Baker to Abraham Lincoln requesting a reprieve of the death sentence for deserter William A. Craven of the 2nd Missouri Cavalry until the president can further review the case. February 13, 1865. Copy.

Telegram from Iowa Adjutant General Nathaniel B. Baker to Abraham Lincoln requesting a reprieve of death sentence for deserter John Cohoe (a.k.a. John Cole) of the 11th Iowa Infantry until the President can further review the case. February 13, 1865.…

Letter from Abraham Lincoln to Missouri Governor Thomas C. Fletcher suggesting that opposing factions in the state be encouraged to hold neighborhood meetings to pledge mutual commitment to ending the state's internal conflicts. February 20, 1865.…

Abraham Lincoln's message to a Notification Committee of the U.S. House and Senate accepting a second presidential term. Members of the joint committee delivering word of Lincon's re-election were Senator Lyman Trumbull (Illinois), Representative…