Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 8.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.

To Philip H. Sheridan [1]

Executive Mansion Washington,
Major General Sheridan Oct. 22. 1864

With great pleasure I tender to you and your brave army, the thanks of the Nation, and my own personal admiration and gratitude,Page  74 for the month's operations in the Shenandoah Valley; and especially for the splendid work of October 19, 1864. Your Obt. Servt. ABRAHAM LINCOLN.

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[1]   ALS, DLC; ADfS, DLC-RTL. On October 19, following Sheridan's famous ``ride'' from Winchester, Virginia, to rally his defeated army, the Union forces routed the Confederates at Cedar Creek to conclude the Shenandoah Valley campaign.