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Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865) [Presidential note and photograph] Decimalized

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00206 Author/Creator: Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Header Record Date: 01 July 1862 Pagination: 1 note + Ph 20 x 16 cm

Background Information: Notes: Basler 5: 300, basing the text on a Parke-Bernet catalog. Basler notes that "Johnson has not been further identified, but he was presumably from Senator Lazarus W. Powell's state, Kentucky."

Full Transcript: Sec. of War please oblige Senator Powell, by giving the limits of Cleveland to Charles F. Johnson; on his parole. The Senator pledging me that the [2] parole will not be ...violated. He is a prisoner now at, or near Sandusky.
A. Lincoln
July 1. 1862
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People: Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
Stanton, Edwin McMasters, 1814-1869

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: PresidentCivil WarConfederate States of AmericaMilitary HistoryPrisoner of War

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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