An extraordinary unpublished letter written by Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War is set to be sold at an upcoming auction. The historic document, which was penned in August 1861 and addressed to Union Colonel Charles Ellet Jr., offers a glimpse into the president's thoughts on bolstering the defenses of Washington, DC against the Confederate threat. Experts predict that the letter could fetch approximately $85,000 at auction, attracting considerable attention from collectors and history enthusiasts alike.
The letter, which has remained out of the public eye for over a century, sheds light on Lincoln's response to Colonel. . .