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Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865) Special order No. 7: Brigade muskets during Black Hawk War

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01302 Author/Creator: Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865) Place Written: Beardstown Type: Autograph endorsement signed Date: 28 April 1832 Pagination: 2 p. 15 x 20 cm

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Summary of Content: Lincoln's signature "A. Lincoln, Capt." on verso of receipt. Basler, Roy P. The Collected Works Of Abraham Lincon. (New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, 1953), Vol. I p. 9-10.

Full Transcript: Beardstown April 28th 1832
Special Order No. 7
The Brigade Inspector having inspected Captain [inserted in Lincoln's hand: Abram Lincoln's] Company and mustered them into service reports that [inserted in Lincoln's hand: ...thirty guns] are wanting to arm the Company completely. Quarter Master General Edwards will furnish the Captain with that number of arms if [they are] to be had in his department.
John J. Hardin Brig. Major
By order of Brig Genl
Samuel Whit[e]side
Comdg B. M. V. Ill.
[2] [Lincoln's endorsement:]
Received April 28th 1832 for the use of the Sangamon County company under my command thirty muskets bayonets screws & wipers which I oblige myself to return upon demand
A Lincoln Capt.

Guns | bayonets | Screws | wipers
19 | 15 | 9 | 21
3 | 2 | 1 | 1
1 | 1 | 4 | 1
1 | 1 | ___ | ___
1 | 1 | 14 | 23
1 | ___ | |
26 | 20
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Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: Military HistoryAmerican Indian HistoryWeaponryPresident

Sub Era: Age of Jackson

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