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Abraham Lincoln to Ulysses S. Grant, April 7, 1865

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"Let the thing be pressed." This terse statement near the end of the war illustrates Abraham Lincoln's tenacity as a wartime president. He pushed his generals hard, even General Grant. Later that day, Ulysses S. Grant contacted Robert E. Lee and suggested it was time to make arrangements to surrender the Army of Northern Virginia. (By Matthew Pinsker)


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