Abraham Lincoln letter to Godfrey Weitzel   Save
Abraham Lincoln letter to Godfrey Weitzel
Description: Dated April 6, 1865, this is a letter from President Abraham Lincoln to Major General Weitzel in Richmond, Virginia. This letter was written to Weitzel three days after he successfully gained control of Richmond, the Confederacy's capital. Here Lincoln acknowledges that some men who served on the Virginia legislature would like to reside in Richmond in support of the rebellion, and he gives his permission as long as they do not become hostile. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: MSS1498AV_B02F25_18650406
Subjects: Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Presidents; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Military officers--Union;
Places: Abraham Lincoln letter to Godfrey Weitzel