The Writings of Abraham Lincoln, Volume 6 by Abraham Lincoln
Telegram to General Meade. September 12, 1863.
WASHINGTON, D.C., September 12, 1863.
MAJOR-GENERAL MEAD, Warrenton, Va.:
The name is "Thomas Edds" not "Eddies" as in your despatch. The papers left with me do not designate the regiment to which he belongs. The man who gave me the papers, I do not know how to find again. He only told me that Edds is in the Army of the Potomac, and that he fell out of the ranks during Burnside's mud march last winter. If I get further information I will telegraph again.