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Collection Reference Number GLC04649
From Archive Folder Unassociated Civil War Documents 1861 
Title Abraham Lincoln to Gideon Welles, endorsing Walter Trumball
Date 21 May 1861
Author Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865)  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Writes to Secretary of the Navy Welles to endorse Walter Trumbull, the son of Illinois Senator Trumbull. Asks that the young man be given an interview for admission to the Naval Academy. Basler, Roy P. The Collected Works Of Abraham Lincoln. (New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1953), Vol. IV 1860 - 1861, p. 381
Subjects Letter of Introduction or Recommendation  President  Lincoln's Cabinet  Navy  Education  US Naval Academy  
People Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865)  
Place written Washington, D.C.
Theme The American Civil War; The Presidency; Education; Naval & Maritime
Sub-collection Papers and Images of the American Civil War
Additional Information Notes: Basler 4: 381. Basler notes that as of September 30, 1863, "Walter Trumbull is listed as a midshipman on probation at the Naval Academy."
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945
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