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36. Gen. Samuel R. Curtis to Lincoln on proposed reduction of Union forces in Missouri

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Title

36. Gen. Samuel R. Curtis to Lincoln on proposed reduction of Union forces in Missouri

Description

Telegram from General Samuel R. Curtis to Abraham Lincoln advising against reduction of Union forces in Missouri. December 17, 1862. Lincoln had received conflicting earlier reports from Curtis and Missouri governor Hamilton Gamble on the advisability of removing Union troops in Missouri. Copy.

Date

1862-12-17

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

11/12/2008

Transcription

Telegrams Dec[ember] 17[, ] 1862 A. Lincoln[, ] Pres[iden]t Washington DC Dispatch rec'd. The peace of the State rests on military. To relinquish this power would be dangerous. It would allow rebels to rule some sections and ruin the Union men who have joined the military power to put down the rebellion. The civil authority is gradually coming into use but sneaking rebels are in office anxious to encourage new raids and secure revenge for past military surveillance. It requires a considerable military force to keep things quiet in Mo. [Missouri.] S[.] R[.] Curtis[, ] Maj[.] Genl[.]