Fort Fisher

Fort Fisher
Fort Fisher, NE Bastion. Frank Vizetelly (National Geographic)

Monday, March 30, 2015

Lincoln, Grant, Sherman and Porter Discuss End of War on the Steamer River Queen-- Part 1

MARCH 28TH, 1865:  Rear Admiral Porter visited President Lincoln with generals Grant and Sherman on board the steamer River Queen, the President's headquarters during his stay at City Point, Virginia.  The four men informally discussed the war during the famous conference, and Lincoln stressed his desire to bring the war to a close as quickly as possible with as little bloodshed as possible.

He added that he was inclined to follow a lenient policy with regard to the course to be pursued at the conclusion of the war regarding treatment of Confederate military and civilians.

--Old B-Runner

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