77. Iowa Adj. Gen. Nathaniel Baker to Lincoln requesting temporary reprieve for deserter William Craven

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Title

77. Iowa Adj. Gen. Nathaniel Baker to Lincoln requesting temporary reprieve for deserter William Craven

Subject

Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Desertion, Military;

Description

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.

Date

1865-02-13

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

State Archives of Iowa: Record Group 101 (Adjutant General)

Digital item created

10/3/2008

Transcription

Feb. 13th. 1865. His Excellency[,] Abraham Lincoln[,] Prest. U. S. I ask that John C. Brown whose real name is William A. Craven, formerly acting adjutant for three months of Second Missouri Cavalry, and now under sentence of death at this point for desertion, be reprieved until papers showing his prior services, and a full statement of the case be furnished you. He wishes to refer to Lt. Col. James H. Crane, Second Missouri Cavalry, and to Col. Moore of 21st Missouri Infantry. N. B. Baker[,] Adjt. Genl. of Iowa. Telegraph