Manuscripts/Mixed Material Letter to Major General Joseph Hooker from Robert N. Scott, May 16, 1878.

Format Manuscripts/Mixed Material
Contributors Scott, Robert N.
Dates 1878
Location Long Island
New York
United States
Washington D.C.
Language English
Subjects Army of the Potomac
Hooker, Joseph
Lincoln, Abraham
McCrary, Robert N.
Letter to Major General Joseph Hooker from Robert N. Scott, May 16, 1878.
Contributor Names
Scott, Robert N. (Author)
Created / Published
War Department, Washington, D. C., May 16, 1878
Subject Headings
-  Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
-  Hooker, Joseph (1814-1879)
-  Army of the Potomac
-  McCrary, Robert N
-  Correspondence
-  Manuscripts
-  letter
-  United States -- District of Columbia -- Washington
-  United States -- New York -- Suffolk -- Long Island
-  The filing notation on the verso incorrectly identifies the writer as Brown Scott. Concerning the author if this letter the following material is of pertinent interest. It is to be found in the Preface, p. viii, of the final volume, the General Index, of The Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies.
-  "Perceiving that the work required the undivided attention of a single head, Secretary McCrary, December 14, 1877, detailed Capt. Robert N. Scot,, Third United States Artillery (subsequently major and lieutenant-colonel, same regiment), to take charge of the work. "The Publication Office, War Records, "afterward known as the "War Records Office, " received its first definite organization under his charge."
20 x 26.5 cm.
Call Number
Portfolio 2, no. 12
Source Collection
The Alfred Whital Stern Collection of Lincolniana
Rare Book And Special Collections Division
Digital Id

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