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|Title||Letter [manuscript]: [Kansas], to My Father [Abraham Lincoln], [1864 Feb.?]|
|Date||View date in the chronology|
|Document Type||Correspondence; Tribe Record|
|Description||From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Feb.?, 1864, letter from Wanzopeah to President Abraham Lincoln, asking that a member of his tribe, Eli Jebo [i.e. Geboe], be discharged from the 12th Kansas Volunteers. On the verso is a Mar. 4., 1864, endorsement written, signed and dated by Abraham Lincoln, ordering the discharge. Geboe, who had enlisted Aug. 23, 1862, was needed to care for his small child following the death of his wife, and also to help protect the band against the depredations of the Missouri Bushwhackers, Confederate guerilla raiders. Geboe was discharged per Special Order No. 125 on Mar. 4, 1864, the same day Lincoln ordered it done.|
|Names||Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865); Geboe, Eli|
|Places||Kansas, Washington, D.C., United States|
|Keywords||US Civil War, President of the United States, armed forces, army, military, chief, government, government relations, war|
|Theme||American Indians and the US Government|
|Tribe / Nation||Go to Tribes and Nations page|
Head chief of the western Miami Indians, also known as John Big Leg.
Endorsement in the hand of Abraham Lincoln on verso: Let this man be discharged, as . A. Lincoln March 4, 1864.
Note on verso: Eli Geboe Privt. Co. C. 12th Kansas Vols.
|Library||The Newberry Library|
|Copyright||The Newberry Library|
|Collection||The Edward E. Ayer Collection|
|Reference||VAULT box Ayer MS 3188|
|Catalogue Link||The Newberry Library Catalogue|