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


[1]   OR, I, XLVI, III, 640 and 610; New York Tribune, April 8, 1865. As printed in the Official Records, Lincoln's telegram appears (p. 640) without Sheridan's telegram, but with a note referring to it as appearing earlier (p. 610). The New York Tribune prints the two as incorporated in a telegram from Stanton to John A. Dix of the same date.

Stanton replied to Lincoln's telegram at 1 P.M.: ``Accept my congratulations on the glorious news of this morning Mr. Seward continues to be doing as wellPage  390 as could be expected from the nature of his injuries. His spirits are good. Your news stimulates him better than anything the apothecary could give and his surgeons say he will soon be able to sit up'' (DLC-RTL).

[2]   The names of the Confederate generals are garbled in the sources and have been corrected by the editors from available information: Richard S. Ewell, Joseph B. Kershaw, Seth M. Barton, Montgomery D. Corse, Dudley M. DuBose, and G. W. Custis Lee, were the generals captured.