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