Sunday, April 28, 2013

April 27, 1863 (Tuesday): The President Wants to Know

General Joseph Hooker

WASHINGTON, D. C.,  April 27, 1863

Major-General HOOKER:
      How does it look now?


APRIL 27, 1863-5 p.m.
President LINCOLN:
     I am not sufficiently advanced to give an opinion. We are busy. Will tell you all soon as I can, and have it satisfactory.

    Major-General, Commanding.

Official Records, Series I., Vol. 52, Part 2, Page 263.

Hooker was in the process of getting his troops to, and over, the Rappahannock.  His goal was to have everything in position to advance on Lee on the morning of the 29th.  The Chancellorsville campaign was underway.

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