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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