A Guide to the Lafayette Sabine Foster Letter, 1862 Foster, Lafayette Sabine LetterMs1991-044

A Guide to the Lafayette Sabine Foster Letter, 1862

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Collection Number Ms1991-044


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Collection Number
Lafayette Sabine Foster Letter, 1862
Physical Characteristics
0.1 cu. ft. 1 folder
Foster, Lafayette S., (Lafayette Sabine), 1806-1880

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Scope and Content

United States Senator (1855-1867) from Connecticut. Letter written by Foster on June 9, 1862, from his Senate Chambers in Washington, D.C., to Fitz-John Porter (1822-1901), commander of the Army of the Potomac during the Civil War. Foster congratulates Porter on his successes during skirmishes with the Confederate Army at Hanover Court House and Ashland, Virginia, the month before. Transcript available.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Civil War
  • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Foster, Lafayette S., (Lafayette Sabine), 1806-1880