Differences between Secretaries of State and Navy

April 24, 1863

After a morning cabinet meeting, Navy Secretary Gideon Welles reflected on his continuing differences with Secretary of State William H. Seward:  “Little of importance at the Cabinet-meeting.  Seward left early.  He seemed uneasy, and I thought was apprehensive I might bring up the subject of the Peterhoff mails.  It suits him better to have interviews with the President alone than with a full Cabinet, especially on points where he knows himself wrong.”

General Grant issues General Orders No. 100 which granted blacks specific protection under standard practices of war.

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