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Inventory of the Ward H. Lamon Papers, 1848-1894
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A. Recommendations and applications for office appointments under Lincoln, addressed to Lamon as intermediary
B. Lamon's Brigade - a regiment of loyal Virginians recruited & equipped by Lamon as Colonel
C. Abolitionist senators attack on Lamon in 1862
D. Office correspondence
1. U. S. Marshall of the District of Columbia, 1861 - 65.
2. Lamon's claims practice after the War
E. Personal correspondence
1. Hardships of relatives and friends living in the loyal border counties of Virginia, 1861 - 65.
2. News and political gossip of cronies in Illinois
3. Financial transactions
a. Speculation during the War
b. Dealings in Colorado mining properties
4. Lamon's efforts to secure a government appointment
a. Republican candidate for West Virginia in the 45th Congress.
b. Applications for the office of Governor or Judge in the West, or a counsular appointment abroad
F. Cotton traffic and blockads running, 1864 - 65
G. Lincoln biographies
1. Correspondence with Herndon, and purchase of his records
2. Controversy over Lamon's
Life of Lincoln,
published in 1872.
3. Preparation of the second volume, never published
4. Syndicated newspaper articles
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