President Lincoln Rejects Requests from General William Rosecrans

November 14, 1863

President Lincoln writes General William Rosecrans, formerly commander of Union forces at the Battle of Chickamauga: “I have received and considered your despatch of yesterday. Of the Reports you mention I have not the means of seeing any except your own. Besides this the publication might be improper in view of the Court of Inquiry which has been ordered. With every disposition, not merely to do justice, but to oblige you, I feel constrained to say I think the publication better not be made now.”

President Lincoln meets with Pennsylvania Governor Andrew Curtin about appointments.

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