The Writings of Abraham Lincoln, Volume 6 by Abraham Lincoln
Telegram to Mrs. Lincoln. August 29, 1863.
EXECUTIVE MANSION, WASHINGTON, D. C.
MRS. A. LINCOLN, Manchester, N. H.:
All quite well. Fort Sumter is certainly battered down and utterly useless to the enemy, and it is believed here, but not entirely certain, that both Sumter and Fort Wagner are occupied by our forces. It is also certain that General Gilmore has thrown some shot into the city of Charleston.