President Lincoln Discusses Pennsylvania Politics

August 28, 1863

Pennsylvania Goveror  Andrew G. Curtin visits White House to request furloughing soldiers to vote in October election for governor.  A tight election was expected and Republicans were generally pro-Republican voters.  President Lincoln was usually amenable to such furloughs if they could be done without injuring military operations.

President Lincoln writes General Samuel W. Crawford: “I regret that I can not be present to witness the presentation of a Sword by the gallant Pennsylvania Reserve Corps, to one so worthy to receive it as Gen. Meade.”  The presentation was to be made at Rappahannock-Station, Virginia.

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