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Collection Reference Number GLC04702.01
From Archive Folder Unassociated Civil War Documents 1862 
Title Abraham Lincoln to Andrew H. Foote, regarding naval support for Grant's Tennessee campaign
Date 23 January 1862
Author Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865)  
Document Type Correspondence; Correspondence
Content Description Basler 5: 108 (Footnote reprints GLC 4702.02, cover letter by Wise accompanying Lincoln's telegram). Lincoln writes in the third-person: "The President wishes the rafts with their 13 inch mortars and all appointments to be ready for use at the earliest possible moment. What can be done to advance this? What is lacking? What is being done, so far as you know? Telegraph us every day, showing the progress, or lack of progress in this matter." Annotated and dated by Wise 3.15 P.M. Basler, Roy P. The Collected Works Of Abraham Lincoln. (New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1953), Vol. V 1861 - 1862, p. 108 - 109.
Subjects Civil War  Military History  Union General  Union Forces  President  Navy  Artillery  Weaponry  
People Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865)  
Place written Washington
Theme The American Civil War; The Presidency
Sub-collection Papers and Images of the American Civil War
Additional Information Notes: Basler 5: 108. Wise's telegram follows.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945
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