The Writings of Abraham Lincoln, Volume 6 by Abraham Lincoln
Telegram to Anson Stager. May 24, 1863.
WAR DEPARTMENT, WASHINGTON, D. C., May 24, 1863. 10.40
ANSON STAGER, Cleveland, O.:
Late last night Fuller telegraphed you, as you say, that "the Stars and Stripes float over Vicksburg and the victory is complete." Did he know what he said, or did he say it without knowing it? Your despatch of this afternoon throws doubt upon it.