Military notebook, 1864-1865.


Badeau, Adam, 1831-1895. Military notebook, 1864-1865.

Military notebook, 1864-1865.

Book of memo forms with military headquarters imprint. The most significant entry is Grant's autograph draft of his telegram to secretary of war Edwin Stanton, 19 Apr. 1865, announcing Lee's surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia. A few other pages contain brief notes about messages sent; most of the pages are blank. Accompanied by a typescript statement signed by George Thomas, who purchased the notebook in 1902, relating the story of the writing of the telegram as told to him by Admiral Horace Porter, who was present at the event.

1 vol. in case ; 20 cm.

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