University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the William Seward to Edwin Stanton Letter, 1862



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Seward, William Henry.
Title: William Seward to Edwin Stanton Letter,
Dates: 1862
Abstract: Letter of recommendation for Lemuel D. Evans for service as a confidential agent to the War Department.
Extent: 1 item
Laguage: Materials are written in 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

Evans, Lemuel D. (Lemuel Dale), 1810-1877.
Seward, William Henry, 1801-1872.
Stanton, Edwin McMasters, 1814-1869.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.

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William Seward to Edwin Stanton Letter, 1862, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.


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