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

By | 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.