Thursday, June 07, 2007

Letter from President Lincoln Discovered

Today the National Archives announced that a researcher discovered a previously unknown letter from President Abraham Lincoln written right after the battle at Gettysburg. Check out the press release, with a digitized version of the letter. A telegram of the letter had been available in The War of the Rebellion: a compilation of the official records of the Union and Confederate armies
(this is a link to the record for the print copy here at CU-Boulder), but the original had been lost.

Want to read the complete story about this remarkable discovery? Check out the Washington Post's "Lincoln Urgent in Lost Letter to General."

Want more historic documents? Check out the library's guide.

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