Michigan in the Civil War

Browse by Name: Chandler, Zachariah

Chandler, Zachariah, 1813-1879.

Zachariah Chandler, from his papers

Chandler was United States Senator from Michigan, 1857-1875 and 1879, and Secretary of the Interior, 1875-1877. The library has a microfilm copy of his papers. The original papers are at the Library of Congress, Manuscript Division, Washington, D.C. The papers contain correspondence (principally letters received) relating to the politics of the Civil War and Reconstruction from Chandler's vantage point as a member of the Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War and as chairman of the Committee on Commerce, also materials on political activity in Michigan.

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