Document: Emerentiana Bowden to Abraham Lincoln, April 23, 1864


all lay stretched, all around and when agony and pain have discouraged them, if they can but see that starry banner once again



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all lay stretched, all around and when agony and pain have discouraged them, if they can but see that starry banner once again more, it brings their spirits up, and makes them wish they were able to get up and fight again. give my love to Dear Mother, and tell her if it was not for having sutch a good mother, to think about and cheer me up, I could not be where I am and tell her if I live through this war I shall be sure to come and sea her and if I get killed I expect to meet her in heaven. my love to all my brothers and sisters and direct my letters for Tom Wolfe in Care of L A Buck1

1 Wolfe was taken prisoner shortly after he wrote this letter. In November 1864, Wolfe’s father wrote to Lincoln and asked him to secure the release of his son. See Thomas Wolfe Jr. to L. A. Buck, June 2, 1864 and Thomas Wolfe Sr.
to Lincoln, November 28, 1864.

Hospital Steward

[Auger?] General Hospital

near Alexandria


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Document: Abraham Lincoln to Samuel C. Pomeroy, May 12, 1864 [Draft]1



1 Senators Pomeroy and James H. Lane had become bitter political rivals in Kansas, and had nominated opposing candidates for the office of assessor of internal revenue in that state. It appears that the candidate nominated by Lane received the position. See Salmon P.
Chase to Lincoln, May 11, 1864, and Collected Works, VII, 338n.

Executive Mansion

Washington May 12, 1864

Sir--


I did not doubt yesterday that you desired to see me about the appointment of Assessor in Kansas. I wish you and Lane would make a sincere effort to get out of the mood you are in-- I does neither of you any good -- it gives you the means of tormenting my life out of me, and
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