ALS, 1865 Feb. 13, City Point, Va., to Edwin M. Stanton, Washington, D.C.


Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885. ALS, 1865 Feb. 13, City Point, Va., to Edwin M. Stanton, Washington, D.C.

ALS, 1865 Feb. 13, City Point, Va., to Edwin M. Stanton, Washington, D.C.

Grant tells the secretary of war that he opposes enlisting prisoners of war with bounties, since they would be likely to return south with the money. It would even be risky to enlist them without bounty, though he would not object to the experiment. Those who would enlist sincerely should be exchanged, return under the president's amnesty proclamation, and fight as loyal citizens.

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