Lessons from a Newly Discovered Abraham Lincoln Letter

We’ve included part of a recently discovered letter signed by Abraham Lincoln as fodder for today’s tip which was discovered while searching unindexed records at the National Archives. The discovery reminds us:

  • Not all records have been digitized.
  • Many records are unindexed.
  • You never know what’s waiting to be discovered.

Thanks to Jonathan Deiss of Soldiersource.com for making the discovery and letting us share it with readers.

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3 thoughts on “Lessons from a Newly Discovered Abraham Lincoln Letter

  1. Wilma Handley

    Jacob Jacoby is my ancestor’s nephew. He was a prisoner of war in the north during the Civil War. I knew about the letter, but had never seen it. Thanks for posting this.

    Wilma Handley

    1. michaeljohnneill Post author

      You are welcome. I have Bourbon County family, but am not connected to the Jacobys–that I know of.


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