47. Gen. Samuel R. Curtis to Lincoln on military situation in Missouri

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Title

47. Gen. Samuel R. Curtis to Lincoln on military situation in Missouri

Subject

Missouri -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865

Description

Telegram from General Samuel R. Curtis to Abraham Lincoln reporting he has not heard of "Negro trouble" but that his forces are responding to a Confederate raid on Springfield, Missouri. January 11, 1863. The Emancipation Proclamation had taken effect days earlier, prompting concerning about the response of proslavery whites in Missouri and Arkansas who were within Curtis' jurisdiction. An unsuccessful Confederate raid occurred in southwestern Missouri January 11-13, 1863. Autograph Letter Signed.

Date

1863-01-11

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

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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

12/18/2008

Transcription

Jan[uar]y 11th 1863 A[.] Lincoln[, ] Pres[iden]t Dispatch rec'd. Hear of no negro troubles. Rebel raid on Spr[in]gf[ie]ld--some trouble. My forces are coming on them from 2 directions. S[.] R[.] Curtis[, ] Maj[.] Gen'l.