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Civil War telegram scrapbook

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Gustave Wambach, collector, Civil War telegram scrapbook

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Scrapbook of contemporary copies of official War Department telegraph messages, from March 25 to May 27, 1865, documenting the end of the Civil War, Lee's surrender at Appomatox, and the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Many of the telegrams were directed to Major General Dix or to Secretary of War Edwin Stanton.

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Digital images of scrapbook held in the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

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1865

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Abraham Lincoln; Ulysses S. Grant; Robert E. Lee; Edwin M. Stanton; John A. Dix; Civil War

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Gustave Wambach, collector, Civil War Telegram scrapbook, #4975. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

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Government Document

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Transcription of the digitally scanned, handwritten scrapbook are included in pdf and word formats. The pdf and word documents are identical. Errors may exist in transcription due to unreadability of handwriting.

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