Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Brigadier General George G. Meade to Margaretta Sergeant Meade, December 12, 1861

CAMP PIERPONT, VA., December 12, 1861.

We have nothing new in the army. Congress and its doings I suppose you see in the papers. It appears Cameron1 has come out on the Abolition side, but honest old Abe2 made him suppress the principal part of his report. I see Congress refused to pass a vote of censure on General Halleck3 for his order about slaves, which indicates the ultras are not yet to have it all their own way.

1 Simon Cameron, Secretary of War of the United States.
2 Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States.
3 Major-General Henry W. Halleck, U. S. A., in command of the Department of the Missouri.

SOURCE: George Meade, The Life and Letters of George Gordon Meade, Vol. 1, p. 236

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