Recover Lost and Stolen Documents

Abraham Lincoln

16th President of the United States, 1861-1865

The following items relating to Abraham Lincoln are missing from the National Archives​

Telegrams

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  • April 29, 1864 (Annotated on top right hand corner with the number 42)
  • June 19, 1864 (Annotated on top right hand corner with the number 78)
  • June 24, 1864 (Annotated on top right hand corner with the number 80)
  • July 9, 1864 (Annotated on top right hand corner with the number 91)
  • Undated the second page of a telegram (Annotated on top right hand corner with the number 94)

Commissions

  • President Lincoln signed commission paper for 1st Lieutenant William H. Brown, dated July 17, 1862

U.S. Military Academy, West Point

  • Memorandum by President Lincoln on behalf of Edward M. Davis' appointment to attend the United States Military Academy, dated September 1, 1863
  • Recommendation by President Lincoln on behalf of Samuel M. Swigert's re-appointment to attend the United States Military Academy, dated September 9, 1863
  • Letter by President Lincoln on behalf of Garland N. Whistler's appointment to attend the United States Military Academy, dated August 20, 1864

Miscellaneous Documents

  • Endorsement by President Lincoln on an envelope addressed to him, dated November 3, 1863
  • Letter from President Lincoln to Attorney General concerning pardon of Josiah Gentry, dated November 14, 1864
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