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Collection Reference Number GLC08153
From Archive Folder Unassociated Civil War Documents 1864 
Title Abraham Lincoln to Edwin Stanton regarding his Generals
Date 17 March 1864
Author Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865)  
Recipient Stanton, Edwin McMasters  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Recipient inferred because Stanton served as the Secretary of War under Lincoln. States that U.S. Representative from West Virginia, Kellian Whaley, called to know if General Robert Milroy might report to General Franz Sigel. Whaley says that Sigel declines the appointment. Asks if General Stahel can also be sent to General Sigel. Stahel commanded troops under Sigel at New Market, Virginia. Milroy commanded a brigade attached to Sigel's corps at the Battle of Second Manassas.
Subjects Civil War  Union General  Military History  Lincoln's Cabinet  President  Union Forces  
People Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865)  Stanton, E. M. (Edwin McMasters) (1814-1869)  Milroy, Robert Huston (1816-1890)  Sigel, Franz (1824-1902)  Stahel, Julius (1827-1912)  Whaley, Kellian Van Rensalear (1821-1876)  
Place written Washington, D.C.
Theme The American Civil War; The Presidency
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