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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|Unassociated Civil War Documents 1864
|Abraham Lincoln to Edwin McMasters Stanton, explaining how he has sent an 'intelligent colored man' to provide advice
|11 April 1864
|Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865)
|Stanton, Edwin McMasters
|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.
|President Military History Civil War Union Forces African American History African American Troops Lincoln's Cabinet African Americans in Government
|Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865) Stanton, E. M. (Edwin McMasters) (1814-1869) Putnam, L. H. (fl. 1864)
|The American Civil War; African Americans; The Presidency; Government & Politics
|Papers and Images of the American Civil War
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945