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Today in History: Abraham Lincoln Wrote This Letter to Gen. Ulysses S. Grant (July 13, 1863)

Letters | July 13, 2015

After a long siege Vicksburg had finally fallen. Lincoln took this occasion to write this letter to the victorious Gen. Ulysses S. Grant. It's a letter of heartfelt congratulations, which also shows that the President was not above admitting it when he made a mistake.

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