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15. Gen. Samuel R. Curtis to Lincoln reporting delivery of order to Gen. John Fremont

  • 15. Gen. Samuel R. Curtis to Lincoln reporting delivery of order to Gen. John Fremont
  • 15. Gen. Samuel R. Curtis to Lincoln reporting delivery of order to Gen. John Fremont
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Title

15. Gen. Samuel R. Curtis to Lincoln reporting delivery of order to Gen. John Fremont

Description

Telegram from General Samuel R. Curtis to Abraham Lincoln reporting delivery of an order (Special Order 18) replacing General John C. Fremont with General David Hunter as Commander of the Department of the West. November 6, 1861. Lincoln's order followed Fremont's failure to rescind an order emancipating the slaves of Missouri and imposing martial law on the state. Autograph Letter Signed.

Date

1861-11-06

Contributor

Becki Plunkett and Stephen Vincent

Rights

Copyright State Historical Society of Iowa. Information at http://www.iowahistory.org/libraries/services-and-fees/conditions-for-image-reproductions.html

Digital Reproduction Information

Original scanned at 600 dpi w/ sRGB color space.

Repository

State Historical Society of Iowa, Des Moines

Repository Collection

Special Collections: Samuel R. Curtis Papers

Digital item created

12/12/2008

Transcription

Benton Barracks, Nov 6, 1861
Pres. A. Lincoln
Your orders have been delivered to Gen'l Fremont - Dec. 2nd
Sam'l R. Curtis
Brig. Gen'l







Benton Barracks Nov 6, 1861
Pres. A. Lincoln
Your orders were sent and delivered to Gen'l Fremont Head Quarters Nov 2nd
The General has relinguished the command to Genl Hunter

Sam'l R. Curtis
Brig Gen'l