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Siege of Petersburg

In August 1864 Grant protested a proposal that some of his troops be removed from Petersburg, arguing that it would weaken his hold on the city. The President agreed and sent this message to Grant offering words of encouragement.

Telegram from President Lincoln to Lieutenant General Grant, August 17, 1864


Telegram from President Lincoln to Lieutenant General Grant, August 17, 1864

National Archives, Records of the office of the Secretary of War, 17911947

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