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Washington, March 31, 1863. Maj. Gen. U.S. Grant Commanding Department of the Tennessee, near Vicksburg: GENERAL: It is the policy of the Government to withdraw from the enemy as much productive labor as possible. So long as the rebels retain … Continue reading
London. 23 January, 1863. My dear Charles: I have but a moment till it grows dark and the [mail] bag closes, but I don’t think I have much to say, so it don’t matter. I’ve had a hard day’s work … Continue reading
January 1, 1863 By the President of the United States of America: A Proclamation. Whereas, on the twenty-second day of September, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-two, a proclamation was issued by the President … Continue reading
December 27. Publish affairs unchanged. Will Uncle Abe Lincoln stand firm and issue his promised proclamation on the first of January, 1863? Nobody knows, but I think he will.
Here are ten things you’ll want to know about Europe and European rulers and their roles during the American Civil War. The facts we’re briefly presenting tie to the blockade runner situation, and it’s not a comprehensive list. Europe and … Continue reading
September 22. Monday A special Cabinet meeting. The subject was the Proclamation for emancipating the slaves after a certain date, in States that should be in rebellion. For several weeks the subject has bee suspended, but never lost sight of. … Continue reading