Abraham Lincoln autograph
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Abraham Lincoln autograph

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
Title: Abraham Lincoln autograph
Dates: 1863
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 1468

Biographical/Historical Note

Abraham Lincoln was born 12 February 1809 and became the sixteenth president of the United States in 1860. He successfully led the country through the American Civil War, preserved the Union, and ended slavery. Lincoln was also the first president to be assassinated on 15 April 1865 and is often remembered as one of the United States' greatest presidents.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains a portion of a document that features the signature of President Abraham Lincoln. This autograph was from a letter addressed to the Secretary of War on 28 February 1863.

Index Terms

Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865--Autographs.
Signatures (names)

Administrative Information

Processing information

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Access restrictions

The collection is open for research.


Encoding funded by a 2008 Archives-Basic Projects grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.