Knoxville Battle Preoccupies President

September 6, 1863

President Lincoln writes his wife in Vermont: “All well, and no news, except that Gen. Burnside has Knoxville, Tennessee.”

President Lincoln writes Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton: “Burnside has Kingston, & Knoxville, and drove the enemy across the river at Loudon, the enemy destroying the bridge there. Captured some stores & one or two trains. Very little fighting – few wounded and none killed. No other news of consequence.”

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