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Collection Reference Number GLC00635
From Archive Folder Unassociated Civil War Documents 1861 
Title Abraham Lincoln to Charles H. Russell about raising troops
Date 16 May 1861
Author Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865)  
Recipient Russell, Charles H.  
Document Type Correspondence; Government document
Content Description Regarding raising 14 regiments, reinforcing Ft. Monroe. Marked "Private."
Subjects President  Civil War  Military History  Union Forces  Fortification  Recruitment  
People Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865)  Russell, Charles H. (fl. 1861)  
Place written Washington
Theme The American Civil War; Government & Politics; The Presidency
Sub-collection Papers and Images of the American Civil War
Additional Information Fort Sumter had fallen on April 14. The nine Regiments were not bound to Fort Sumter, but to Fort Monroe in Virginia.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945
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