President Lincoln Focuses on Missouri

October 10, 1862

President Lincoln writes General Samuel Curtis, commanding in Missouri: “I believe some Cherokee Indian Regiments, with some white forces operating with them, now at or near Fort-Scott, are within your Department, & under your command. John Ross, principal Chief of the Cherokees, is now here, an exile; and he wishes to know, and so do I, whether the force above mentioned, could not occupy the Cherokee country, consistently with the public service. Please consider and answer.”

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