Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 8.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
Page  100

To Henry W. Hoffman [1]

Office U.S. Military Telegraph,
H. W. Hoffman War Department,
Baltimore, Md. Washington, D.C., Nov. 10 1864.

The Maryland soldiers in the Army of the Potomac cast a total vote of 1428, out of which we get 1160 majority. This is directly from Gen. Meade and Gen. Grant. A LINCOLN


[1]   ALS, DNA WR RG 107, Presidential Telegrams, I, 235. On November 9 General Grant had telegraphed Stanton: ``The following official statement of the vote polled in the Army of the Potomac yesterday has just been received from General Meade: Maine, total vote, 1677; Lincoln's majority, 1,143. New Hampshire, 515; Lincoln's majority, 279. Vermont, 102; Lincoln's majority, 42. Rhode Island, 190; Lincoln's majority, 134. Pennsylvania (seven counties to hear from), 11,122; Lincoln's majority, 3,494. West Virginia, 82; Lincoln's majority, 70. Ohio, 684; Lincoln's majority, 306. Wisconsin, 1,065; Lincoln's majority, 633. Michigan, 1,917; Lincoln's majority, 745. Maryland, 1,428; Lincoln's majority, 1,160. U.S. Sharpshooters, 124; Lincoln's majority, 89. New York, 305; Lincoln's majority, 113. Majority for Lincoln, 8,208.'' (OR, I, XLII, III, 570).

Hoffman replied to Lincoln's telegram on the same day: ``I am much obliged for your dispatch giving soldiers vote in Army of Potomac. . . . The soldiers are quite as dangerous to Rebels in the rear as in front.'' (DLC-RTL).