Simon Cameron's Letter to Henry Knox Craig (April 20, 1861)

ID: SIA2012-2952 or SIA2001-4546

Creator: Cameron, Simon 1799-1889

Form/Genre: Document

Date: April 20, 1861

Citation: Rothenberg, Marc, et al, eds., The Papers of Joseph Henry, Volume 10, The Smithsonian Years: January 1858-December 1865 (Smithsonian Institution in association with Science History Publications/USA, 2004), 206

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Summary

Letter from Simon Cameron, Secretary of War, to Henry Knox Craig, Chief Ordnance Officer, April 20, 1861. In the letter, Cameron orders Craig to issue twelve muskets and 240 rounds of ammunition to Joseph Henry, first Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, "for the protection of the Institution against lawless attacks" at the start of the Civil War.

Subject

  • Craig, Henry Knox 1791-1869
  • Henry, Joseph 1797-1878
  • Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
  • United States. Secretary of War

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

The accompanying PDF contains SIA2011-2832, which is a page scanned from the edited transcript of the original version and notes in the Joseph Henry Papers Volume 10, page 206 (Document 109).

Contained within

  • Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7001, Box 39, Folder: 31 - Order for Muskets Issued by Secretary of War
  • Rothenberg, Marc, et al, eds., The Papers of Joseph Henry, Volume 10, The Smithsonian Years: January 1858-December 1865 (Smithsonian Institution in association with Science History Publications/USA, 2004), 206

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

  • April 20, 1861
  • Civil War, 1861-1865

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions

Topic

  • Secretaries
  • Ammunition
  • Letters
  • Firearms
  • History

Place

United States

Form/Genre

  • Document
  • Paper

ID Number

SIA2012-2952 or SIA2001-4546

Physical description

Number of Images: 1 ; Color: Color ; Size: 7w x 4 3/4h ; Type of Image: Document ; Medium: Paper

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