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Halleck, H. W. (Henry Wager) (1815-1872) to Edwin M. Stanton

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03831 Author/Creator: Halleck, H. W. (Henry Wager) (1815-1872) Place Written: St. Louis, Missouri Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 30 March 1862 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 25 x 19.8 cm.

Summary of Content: Halleck writes to Stanton to report on Union troop strength in the western theater. Llists the number of troops under Generals Grant, Pope, Curtis, Strong, Steele, and Schofield, and the numbers in several state militia. Written on stationery of the Department of the Mississippi. At the bottom of the page, Halleck notes "(In cipher)."

People: Halleck, Henry Wager, 1815-1872
Stanton, Edwin McMasters, 1814-1869
Grant, Ulysses S., 1822-1885
Pope, John, 1822-1892
Curtis, Samuel Ryan, 1805-1866
Strong, William Kerley, 1805-1867
Steele, Frederick, 1819-1868
Schofield, John McAllister, 1831-1906

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryUnion ForcesUnion GeneralMilitiaCodes and Signals

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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