University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

William Seward to Edward Stanton Letter, 1862



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Seward, William H. (William Henry), 1801-1872
Title: William Seward to Edward Stanton letter
Dates: 1862
Abstract: Letter of recommendation for Lemuel D. Evans for service as a confidential agent to the War Department.
Identification: urn:taro:utexas.cah.00468
Extent: 1 item
Language: English .
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Scope and Contents

Letter from William Henry Seward, Secretary of State, to Edwin Stanton, Secretary of War, dated March 1, 1862, recommending Lemuel D. Evans as a confidential agent to the War Department.

A lawyer, former district judge in Harrison County, Texas, and former member of the U.S. House of Representatives, Evans left Texas during the Civil War and was commissioned by Seward as a special agent for the Union, responsible for monitoring the movement of supplies and munitions from Mexico to Texas. Unable to safely reach Texas and carry out his assignment, Evans resigned his commission on March 3, 1963.


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Index Terms

Personal Names
Evans, Lemuel D. (Lemuel Dale), 1810-1877
Seward, William H. (William Henry), 1801-1872
Stanton, Edwin McMasters, 1814-1869
Subjects
American Civil War (United States : 1861-1865)
Places
United States

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Preferred Citation

William Seward to Edward Stanton Letter, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.


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2J24 [SRH1230008612] Letter from William Seward to Edwin Stanton, 1862