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Collection Reference Number GLC03825
From Archive Folder Unassociated Civil War Documents 1862 
Title Abraham Lincoln to the Army of the Potomac congratulating them on bravery during the Battle of Fredericksburg
Date 22 December 1862
Author Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865)  
Document Type Government document
Content Description Printed executive order congratulating the Army of the Potomac for bravery during the Battle of Fredericksburg. Lincoln writes that "Although you were not successful, the attempt was not an error, nor the failure other than an accident."
Subjects President  Union Forces  Battle  Battle of Fredericksburg  Army of the Potomac  Confederate States of America  Bravery  
People Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865)  
Place written Washington, D.C.
Theme The American Civil War; The Presidency
Sub-collection Papers and Images of the American Civil War
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945
Civil War: Theater of War Main Eastern Theater