Thursday, December 22, 2011

147 Years Ago: A Christmas Gift for the President

                 Savannah, Ga December 22, 1864
                 Via Ft. Monroe, Va Dec 25.

His Excellency
    Prest. Lincoln.

               I beg to present you as a
Christmas gift the City of Savannah
with 150 heavy guns & plenty
of ammunition & also about
25,000 bales of cotton.

                         W. T. Sherman
                         Major Gen'l

LoC exhibit.

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