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"Proclamation on State Militia," Abraham Lincoln, April 15, 1861

Title

"Proclamation on State Militia," Abraham Lincoln, April 15, 1861

Description

Lincoln's proclamation to the Senate in which he states that South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas have been, and are continuing to be, opposed to the execution of the laws of the United States. In this proclamation the President called for states which were still loyal to the Union to send a total of 75,000 troops in order to reclaim the forts and property which had been seized from the Union.

Creator

Lincoln, Abraham

Source

"Proclamation on State Militia," Abraham Lincoln, April 15, 1861, United States Senate, United States Senate Art and History Website, accessed April 20, 2013, http://www.senate.gov/artandhistory/history/common/civil_war/LincolnExtraordinarySession_Transcript.htm.

Date

1861-04-15

Contributor

Gordon, Eric

Type

Document

Coverage

Washington D.C.

Original Format

Government Document

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Citation

Lincoln, Abraham, "Proclamation on State Militia," Abraham Lincoln, April 15, 1861, Civil War Era NC, accessed September 23, 2017, https://cwnc.omeka.chass.ncsu.edu/items/show/815.