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Collection Reference Number GLC05977
From Archive Folder Unassociated Civil War Documents 1863 
Title Abraham Lincoln to Daniel Butterfield, asking for news, battle of Chancellorsville
Date 3 May 1863
Author Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865)  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Written on what is now a slip of paper, with printed "Washington City" at top, probably for telegraph transmission. The ink quality is uneven. "Where is General Hooker? Where is Sedgewick? Where is Stoneman? A. Lincoln." (In full) Authenticator Joe Nichols believes this letter was written on military stationery and then trimmed to its current size at a later time.
Subjects Battle of Chancellorsville  President  Battle  Union General  Union Forces  Civil War  Military History  
Place written Washington City
Theme The American Civil War; The Presidency
Sub-collection Papers and Images of the American Civil War
Additional Information Notes: Printed in Basler 6:196.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945
Civil War: Theater of War Main Eastern Theater  
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