Recover Lost and Stolen Documents

Abraham Lincoln

16th President of the United States, 1861-1865

These documents were stolen by  Howard Harner.

Five telegrams collected by the Office of the Secretary of War in the hand of President Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War. The telegrams were written by President Lincoln on Executive Office stationery and compiled in a volume by the Secretary of War. They are dated:

  • 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)

Also missing is the second page of an undated telegram (Annotated on top right hand corner with the number 94)

The following documents are missing as well:

  • President Lincoln signed commission paper for 1st Lieutenant William H. Brown, dated July 17, 1862.
  • 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.
  • Endorsement by President Lincoln on an envelope addressed to him, dated November 3, 1863.
  • Letter by President Lincoln on behalf of Garland N. Whistler's appointment to attend the United States Military Academy, dated August 20, 1864.
  • Letter from President Lincoln to Attorney General concerning pardon of Josiah Gentry, dated November 14, 1864.

 

refer to caption

 

Lincoln Telegram A telegram signed by Abraham Lincoln dated April 29, 1864.

refer to caption

 

Lincoln Telegram A telegram signed by Abraham Lincoln dated June 19, 1864.

refer to caption

 

Lincoln Telegram A telegram signed by Abraham Lincoln dated June 24, 1864.

refer to caption

 

Lincoln Telegram A telegram signed by Abraham Lincoln dated July 9, 1864.

refer to caption

 

Undate Linclol telegram annotated on top right hand corner with the number 94

Top