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Document Details


Title: Letter from John Wilson Shaffer to Benjamin Franklin Butler, March 12, 1864
Document type: Letter
Accessibility: Paid Only
Repository: Alexander Street Press
Collection: The American Civil War: Letters and Diaries (Subscription only)
URL: http://www.alexanderstreet4.com/cgi-bin/asp/cwld/documentidx.pl?aspdocid=S1987-D778
Original Language: English
Time span: 1864
Speaker: Shaffer, John Wilson, 1827-1870
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 05-Jul-1827
Speaker place of birth: Lewisburg, PA; Pennsylvania; United States; North America
Speaker race: White
Speaker occupation: Military personnel; State governor
Age at speaking: 37
Document location: Freeport, IL
Document date: 12-Mar-1864
People discussed: Abraham Lincoln; Chase, Salmon Portland, 1808-1873; Grant, Hiram Ulysses; Grant, Ulysses Simpson, 1822-1885; Halleck, Henry Wager, 1815-1875; Henry Wager Halleck; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Salmon Portland Chase; Ulysses S. Grant
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Abraham Lincoln; Chase, Salmon Portland, 1808-1873; Grant, Hiram Ulysses; Grant, Ulysses Simpson, 1822-1885; Halleck, Henry Wager, 1815-1875; Henry Wager Halleck; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Salmon Portland Chase; Ulysses S. Grant
Topics discussed - Other terms: Change of command; Election campaigns; Military; Political rivalries; Politics; Writing formats; Writing from home
ASP release: 2006-01
Document code: S1987-D778-4285