Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Mr. Lincoln” in chapter 1.54 of Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 24.:

... is a telegram sent early in 1861 by Burnside to Buckner, adjuring him to take no steps until he could be seen personally. I have just come from the President, telegraphed Burnside, indicating that Mr. Lincoln was willing to do something to hold such a man to the Union cause. What that something was, is not certainly known, but it is said to have been a commission as general in the rapidly gathering arm...
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