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Collection Reference Number GLC00639.21
From Archive Folder Unassociated Civil War Documents 1865 
Title Abraham Lincoln to Edwin M. Stanton about Union victories near Appomattox
Date 1 April 1865
Author Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865)  
Recipient Stanton, Edwin McMasters  
Document Type Correspondence; Government document
Content Description In hand of Ely S. Parker, Seneca Indian Chief, who was Grant's Secretary, per Charles Hamilton. re: reports of victory near Appomattox
Subjects American Indian History  Appomattox  Surrender  Union Forces  Civil War  Battle  Military History  President  Lincoln's Cabinet  Civil War  
People Stanton, E. M. (Edwin McMasters) (1814-1869)  Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865)  
Place written City Point, Virginia
Theme The American Civil War; The Presidency; Government & Politics; Native Americans
Sub-collection Papers and Images of the American Civil War
Additional Information Notes: Similar to Basler 8: 380-381, written to Seward. Basler quotes OR Series I, Vol. XLVI, III: 392, that "Same [telegram] to Hon. Edwin M. Stanton," and incorrectly surmises that Seward probably forwarded the copy to Stanton. Seneca Chief Ely S. Parker, who wrote this letter, was Ulysses S. Grant's secretary.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945
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