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Collection Reference Number GLC02840
From Archive Folder Unassociated Civil War Documents 1861 
Title Abraham Lincoln to Simon Cameron re: recommending Edward Ellsworth cousin of Elmer Ellsworth
Date 8 August 1861
Author Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865)  
Recipient Cameron, Simon  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Written as President to Secretary of War Cameron, asking for a commission for Ellsworth, first cousin of Col. Elmer Ellsworth. The Colonel was the first officer killed in the war. Basler, Roy, P. The Collected Works Of Abraham Lincoln. (New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1953), Vol. IV 186 - 1861, p. 479
Subjects President  Civil War  Union Forces  Lincoln's Cabinet  Military History  Letter of Introduction or Recommendation  
Place written Washington
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
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