Seward, William Henry (1801-1872) to John J. Crittenden
Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02490.14
Author/Creator: Seward, William Henry (1801-1872)
Place Written: Washington, D.C.
Type: Autograph letter signed
Date: 3 May 1861
Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 20.5 x 13 cm.
Summary of Content: Discussing a request for arms for Union men in Kentucky.
Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877
Keywords/Subjects: Government and Civics;, Lincoln’s Cabinet;, Union Forces;, Weaponry;, Military History;, Civil War;, American Statesmen;
Sub Era: The American Civil War
Background: John J. Crittenden was a Senator from Kentucky, best known for championing the Crittenden Compromise, a failed last attempt at a political resolution to the disagreements that led to the Civil War.
LOC Search Terms: United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865., United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns., United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Military personnel--Union., Generals--Union., Generals--United States--History--19th century.Order Image