Monday, July 8, 2013

President Abraham Lincoln to Major General Henry W. Halleck, July 7, 1863 - Never Sent

War Department
Washington City,
July 7 1862

Major Genl Halleck

We have certain information that Vicksburg surrendered to General Grant on the 4th of July. Now, if Gen. Meade can complete his work so gloriously prosecuted thus far, by the litteral [sic] or substantial destruction of Lee’s army, the rebellion will be over.

 Yours truly,

SOURCE: National Archives & Records Administration, Washington D.C.

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