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

To Edwin M. Stanton [2]

Hon. Edwin M. Stanton, City Point, Va.,
Secretary of War: April 2, 1865---2 p.m.

At 10.45 a.m. General Grant telegraphed as follows:

Everything has been carried from the left of the Ninth Corps. The Sixth Corps alone captured more than 3,000 prisoners. The SecondPage  383 and Twenty-fourth Corps both captured forts, guns, and prisoners from the enemy, but I cannot tell the number. We are now closing around the works of the line immediately enveloping Petersburg. All looks remarkably well. I have not yet heard from Sheridan.

His headquarters have been moved up to T. Banks' house, near the Boydton road, about three miles southwest of Petersburg.

A. LINCOLN.

Annotation

[1]   OR, I, XLVI, III, 447. A forgery of this telegram is in NN, but the original telegram has not been found. Grant's telegram to Theodore S. Bowers, quoted by Lincoln, was sent at 10:45 A.M. (ibid.).