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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|Unassociated Civil War Documents 1861
|Abraham Lincoln to Charles H. Russell about raising troops
|16 May 1861
|Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865)
|Russell, Charles H.
|Correspondence; Government document
|Regarding raising 14 regiments, reinforcing Ft. Monroe. Marked "Private."
|President Civil War Military History Union Forces Fortification Recruitment
|Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865) Russell, Charles H. (fl. 1861)
|The American Civil War; Government & Politics; The Presidency
|Papers and Images of the American Civil War
|Fort Sumter had fallen on April 14. The nine Regiments were not bound to Fort Sumter, but to Fort Monroe in Virginia.
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945