President Lincoln Writes General Lee about the Hard Hand of War

August 14, 1864

After meeting with Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton President Lincoln writes General Ulysses S. Grant: “The Secretary of War and I concur that you better confer with Gen. [Robert E.] Lee and stipulate for a mutual discontinuance of house-burning and other destruction of private property. The time and manner of conference, and particulars of stipulation we leave, on our part, to your convenience and judgment.”

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