Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant to Congressman Elihu B. Washburne, July 23, 1864

City Point, Virginia,
July 23, 1864.

YOUR letter of the 17th, inclosing one from General Scott, is just received. I inclose to you my answer to the general, which please forward to him. All are well here, and buoyant and full of hope. I wish people North could be as hopeful as our troops who have to do the fighting are. I cannot write you what I expect to do here. That Maryland raid upset my plans, but I will make an attempt to do something before many days. . . .

SOURCE: James Grant Wilson, Editor, General Grant’s Letters to a Friend 1861-1880, p. 37

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