Abraham Lincoln, One Telegram Related to Lincoln’s Visit to City Point


Lincoln Returns From City Point

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Telegrams relating to Lincoln’s travels outside Washington are rare! This one is related to Lincoln’s visit to City Point, VA in 1865.

In full: 

“The President with  Asst. Secretary Fox visited us today and left City Point this afternoon for Washington.  /  Enemy threatening   army position at Deep Bottom this evening.  /  I hear from Philadelphia that this Squadron is likely soon to suffer seriously for want of coal.”

Lee, Samuel P.  Manuscript Telegram, signed “S. P. Lee / A. R. Admiral / Comdg. / N(orth) A(merican) B(lockading) S(quadron).  Fortress Monroe, Flagship Malvern, Trent’s Reach:  22 June, 10pm (c1864).  8vo.; 1p.  To Hon. Gideon Welles,  Sec’y of Navy.  

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