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Collection Reference Number GLC01568
From Archive Folder Unassociated Civil War Documents 1861 
Title Abraham Lincoln to Simon Cameron regarding the resignation of William H. Emory
Date 13 June 1861
Author Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865)  
Recipient Cameron, Simon  
Document Type Correspondence; Military document
Content Description Writes to Secretary of War Cameron to allow Colonel William H. Emory's resignation to be withdrawn and to have him reinstated to Colonel 1st Cavalry. Emory was stationed in Indian territory. Lincoln bases his decision on Commanding General Irwin McDowell's affirmation of Emory's loyalty.
Subjects American Indian History  Military History  Civil War  Union Forces  Union General  President  Cavalry  
People Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865)  Cameron, Simon (1799-1889)  Emory, William H. (William Hemsley) (1811-1887)  
Place written Washington, D.C.
Theme The American Civil War; The Presidency; Native Americans
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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