In Utah, the telegraph reaches Salt Lake City and Brigham Young sends a message to President Lincoln
The advance of the continuous telegraph line across the United States, almost complete, reached Salt Lake City. Immediately, the Mormon leader Brigham Young sent a celebratory message to President Lincoln in Washington DC. (By John Osborne)
E.J. Burrows, ed., The Great Rebellion of 1861: Twelve Months' History of the United States ... (Philadelphia, PA: C. Sherman & Son, 1862), 46.