Sunday, March 27, 2011

Governor Frederick Holbrook - Letter to Abraham Lincoln

 Frederick Holbrook was the Governor of Vermont during the Civil War years. On July 29, 1862 he wrote a letter to Abraham Lincoln. Click on the link to see a digital image and transcription of the letter at the Library of Congress. The letter urges Lincoln to call up more troops to fight for the Union. Governor Holbrook thought that a million more men would be needed; however, Lincoln was calling for 300,000.

Frederick Holbrook, Governor of Vermont 1861-1863

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