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Collection Reference Number GLC05809
From Archive Folder Unassociated Civil War Documents 1864 
Title Abraham Lincoln to Edwin McMasters Stanton, explaining how he has sent an 'intelligent colored man' to provide advice
Date 11 April 1864
Author Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865)  
Recipient Stanton, Edwin McMasters  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description President Lincoln sends a colored man to advise the Secretary of War, Stanton, on the organization of colored troops in the army. Instructs Stanton to "see [L.H.?] Putnam, whom you will find a very intelligent colored man, and who wishes to talk about our colored forces, their organization ... " Written on a small card.
Subjects President  Military History  Civil War  Union Forces  African American History  African American Troops  Lincoln's Cabinet  African Americans in Government  
People Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865)  Stanton, E. M. (Edwin McMasters) (1814-1869)  Putnam, L. H. (fl. 1864)  
Place written s.l.
Theme The American Civil War; African Americans; The Presidency; Government & Politics
Sub-collection Papers and Images of the American Civil War
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945
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