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1863: “I Have Not Believed You Had Any Chance To Effect Anything Till Now”

(Private) Executive Mansion, Washington, D.C. June 16, 1863 My dear General: I send you this by the hand of Captain Dahlgren. Your desptach[sp] of 11:30 A.M. today is received. When you say I have long been aware that you do … Continue reading

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1863: “Use Your Official And Personal Influence To Remove Prejudices”

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

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