Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Sherman's Christmas Gift to Lincoln

Savannah, [Georgia] Dec. 22, 1864

To His Excellency,
President Lincoln

I beg to present you as a Christmas gift the city of Savannah, with one hundred and fifty heavy guns and plenty of ammunition, also about twenty-five thousand bales of cotton.

W.T. Sherman
Maj. Genl.

Image courtesy of the National Archives

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