1. Creator/Author:
  2. Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 (52)

Note from Abraham Lincoln to Henry Halleck

Creator:
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
Collection:
Lincoln Signed Documents
Location:
[Washington, D.C.]
Date of Original:
1863
Description:
Handwritten note on fragment of paper, 11 x 22 cm. Lincoln writes: 'My dear Sir: What think you of forming a reserve cavalry corps of, say 6000, for the Army of Potomac? Might not such a corps be constituted from the cavalry of Sigel's and Slocum's corps, with scraps we could pick up here and there? Yours truly, A. Lincoln.'
Transcription:
Major General Halleck
My dear Sir:
What think you of forming a reserve
cavalry corps of say 6000, for the Army of the Po=
tomac? Might not such a corps be constituted
from the Cavalry of Sigel’s and Slocum’s corps, with scraps
we could pick up here and there?
			Yours truly
			A. Lincoln 
Subject:
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865--Correspondence; Halleck, H. W. (Henry Wager), 1815-1872--Correspondence
Category:
Manuscripts & Documents
Format of Original:
Manuscript
Item ID:
71200908300004
Holding Institution:
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana
Digital File ID:
71200908300004.tif
Available for Viewing:
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