Telegram, marked "private and confidential", from President Abraham Lincoln to Governor Edwin D. Morgan of New York, 1862. Lincoln, having requested 300,000 troops from New York, pressed Morgan to send as many troops as he could, as quickly as possible. Noting that time was of the essence, he promised Morgan that the more quickly he was sent the troops, the more likelihood there would be of the Union winning the Civil War quickly, ensuring the survival of more of the soldiers.
July 3 1862
New York State Archives, New York (State). Bureau of Military Statistics. Telegrams received and sent by the Governor's Office, 1861-1862. Series A4149-78, Box 3, Volume 7, page 111.
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