Thursday, February 16, 2012

On this day in 1862, Unconditional Surrender . . .

                         Hdqtrs, Army in the field
                         Camp near Donelson, Feby 16, 1862
Gen. S.B. Buckner, 
Confed. Army:
Sir: Yours of this date proposing Armistice, and appointment of Commissioners, to settle terms of Capitulation is just received. No terms except unconditional and immediate surrender can be accepted.
     I propose to move immediately upon your works. I am Sir: very respectfully
                          Your obt. sevt.
                          U.S. Grant
                          Brig. Gen.

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