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Collection Reference Number GLC05484
From Archive Folder Unassociated Civil War Documents 1865 
Title Abraham Lincoln to John Eaton regarding supervision over Freedmen
Date 10 February 1865
Author Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865)  
Recipient Eaton, John  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Lincoln instructs Eaton, Colonel of the 63rd U.S. Colored Infantry to "continue your supervision of Freedmen over the same territory & on the same principles as in the past ... " Signed and dated by Lincoln; the remaining text is in Eaton's hand. Embossment in the upper left corner.
Subjects Civil War  Military History  President  African American Troops  African American History  Freemen  Union Forces  Confederate States of America  
People Eaton, John (1829-1906)  Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865)  
Place written s.l.
Theme The American Civil War; African Americans
Sub-collection Papers and Images of the American Civil War
Additional Information Eaton served as chaplain to the Ohio Volunteer Infantry, colonel of the 63rd United States Colored Infantry Regiment, and superintendent in charge of freedmen, based on Grant's appointment.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945
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