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 "Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed, is more important than any other one thing."
Abraham Lincoln to Isham Reavis, Nov. 5, 1855

 

LETTERS RECEIVED FROM THE SECRETARY OF STATE RELATING TO APPLICATIONS OF ALIENS FOR EXEMPTION FROM SERVICE. 1862-63.

These documents are orders from William H. Seward, Secretary of State, to Edwin McMasters Stanton to exempt the named person from military service due to alien status.

These records are located in RG 110, Part 1, Entry 19

Alexander Asboth Papers

The Papers of Alexander Sandor Asboth cover the years 1862 and 1863.  These are located in RG 94, Entry 159, Subseries 1.  These records consist mainly of telegrams, statements and certifications.

Jefferson Davis Records

Check out the applications for a share in the bounty for the capture of Jefferson Davis, which are located in RG 217, Manning Collection.  Soldiers from the Michigan, Wisconsin and Ohio Cavalry, who were present when Jefferson Davis was captured, submitted applications to the Treasury Dept. for their share in the bounty.  Boxes 52-60 contain applications and letters.  Those documents have been scanned and are currently being uploaded. 

 Records of the Judge Advocate General

Correspondence, Letters Received (1854-1862), Entry 6

Fascinating correspondence relating to soldiers asking where they need to apply for their share of bounty in the capture of John Wilkes Booth, and Jefferson Davis, as well as other correspondence to Joseph Holt, Judge Advocate General.  Boxes 1 and 2 are complete.  Box 3 is currently being uploaded.

 Ambrose Burnside Papers

Covering the end of June, and first half of July, these telegrams are now online.  You can find these records at RG 94, Entry 159, Subseries 1, Burnside Papers, 1863, June and July

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