Gen. Sherman Telegram to Pres. Lincoln Offering Savannah as a Christmas Present

Lincoln Documents

Lincoln Documents

December 22, 1864

Savannah Ga Dec 22. 1864

Via Ft. Monroe Va Dec 25.

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.1

W. T. Sherman

major Genl

 

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