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Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865) to Ulysses S. Grant re: prophesying Grant's victory

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01572 Author/Creator: Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865) Place Written: Washington Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 15 June 1864 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Very brief telegram: "I begin to see it. You will succeed. God bless you all." A very famous letter.

People: Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Keywords/Subjects: President Military History, Union Forces, Union General, Civil War

Sub Era: The American Civil War