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


[1]   OR, I, XLVI, III, 640. As printed in the Official Records, the enclosures are omitted, but a footnote cities the pages where they may be found. Nicolay and Hay (XI, 76-77) printed only the first of the enclosures. The text for the enclosures as given above is taken from the telegram which Lincoln received from Grant (DLC-RTL).

[2]   The remainder of this sentence appears in OR (I, XLVI, III, 596) as follows: ``to-day's work is not going to be one of the least important in the recent brilliant operations.''