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Title Abraham Lincoln President of the United States of America [manuscript]: to all who shall see these presents, greeting: appointment, 1861 May 14
Author United States President (1861-1865: Lincoln)
Document Type Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Printed form, filled in, signed by President Abraham Lincoln and Secretary of the Interior Caleb B. Smith, appointing Joseph A. Cody Indian agent at the Upper Platte Agency in Nebraska Territory (now Wyoming), May 14, 1861.
Names Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865); Smith, Caleb Blood (1808-1864); Cody, Joseph A.
Places Nebraska Territory, Wyoming, United States
Keywords President of the United States, Indian Agent, government, government relations, territory, Office of Indian Affairs
Theme American Indians and the US Government
Culture Area Great Plains, Great Basin
Additional Information Joseph A. Cody of Kansas served as a private in the Frontier Guard and as U.S. Indian agent at the Upper Platte Agency in Nebraska Territory, May 14, 1861 - Apr. 14, 1862. As a member of the Frontier Guard, a volunteer company commanded by Gen. James H. Lane and composed of men from Kansas and Illinois, Cody, in the spring of 1861, protected Lincoln at the White House in the absence of regular troops. It is likely that Cody obtained his Indian agent appointment as a result of this brief interlude in Washington.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT oversize Ayer MS 3190
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue