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Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865) to Edwin M. Stanton re: relieving Gen. Curtis

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01211 Author/Creator: Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1863/05/11 Pagination: 2 p. + docket 20 x 13 cm Order a Copy

Curtis was replaced with Schonfield in the Dept of the Missouri. Written on Executive Mansion stationery. Docketed on p. 4 by Stanton

Basler, Roy P. The Collected Works Of Abraham Lincoln. (New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1953), Vol. VI 1862 - 1863,
p. 210 - 211.

Executive Mansion,
Washington, May 11. 1863.
Hon. Sec. of War.
Dear Sir
I have again concluded to relieve Gen. Curtis. I see no other way to avoid the worst consequences there. I think of Gen. Schofield for his successor; but I do not wish to take the matter of a successor out of the hands of yourself and Gen. Halleck.
Yours truly
A. Lincoln
[2-3 blank] [4] [Stanton's endorsement:]
Referred to Major General Halleck Genl in Chief
Edwin M Stanton
Sec of War
May 11./63

[clerical docket on address panel:]
Executive Mansion
Washington D.C.
May 11-63

Lincoln, A.
Has determined to relieve Genl. Curtis &c.

Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
Stanton, Edwin M. (Edwin McMasters), 1814-1869
Curtis, Samuel Ryan, 1805-1866

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