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Rosecrans, William S. (1819-1898) to Nathaniel Prentiss Banks

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02330.01 Author/Creator: Rosecrans, William S. (1819-1898) Place Written: Winchester, Virginia Type: Letter Date: 23 April 1862 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 21 x 13.3 cm.

Summary of Content: General Rosecrans transmits a telegraph to Banks, commander the Department of the Shenandoah. Discussing military matters, mentions Generals John Charles Fremont, Irvin McDowell, John Joseph Abercrombie, and George McClellan, and Edwin McMasters Stanton, Secretary of War: "...possibly Genl Fremonts apprehensions of losing his promised troops induced the Secretary of War to let things go. Nothing is done, except McDowell has Fredericksburgh, People capitulated- Bridge was burned- on information of Abercrombies movements. I wish we could combine to strike a blow while in Richmond troops watch McClellan." On United States Military Telegraph stationery.

People: Rosecrans, William S. (William Starke)., 1819-1898
Banks, Nathaniel Prentiss, 1816-1894
Fremont, John Charles, 1813-1890
McDowell, Irvin, 1818-1885
Abercrombie, John Joseph, 1798-1877
McClellan, George B., 1826-1885
Stanton, Edwin McMasters, 1814-1869

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryUnion ForcesUnion GeneralLincoln's CabinetInfrastructureConfederate States of America

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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