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Title: Letter from William T. Sherman to Zebulon B. Vance, April 12, 1865: Electronic Edition.
Author: Sherman, William T. (William Tecumseh), 1820-1891
Funding from the University Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill supported the electronic publication of this title.
Text transcribed by Bari Helms
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Text encoded by Sarah Ficke
First Edition, 2005
Size of electronic edition: ca. 9K
Publisher: The University Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
2005
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Languages used in the text: English
Revision history:
2005-08-01, Sarah Ficke finished TEI/XML encoding.
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Title of collection: Cornelia Phillips Spencer Papers (#683), Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Title of document: Letter from William T. Sherman to Zebulon B. Vance, April 12, 1865
Author: William T. Sherman
Description: 2 pages, 2 page images
Note: Call number 683 (Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
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Letter from William T. Sherman to Zebulon B. Vance , April 12, 1865
Sherman, William T. (William Tecumseh), 1820-1891



Page 1
Copy. Head Quarters of the Military Division
of the Mississippi — in the Field
Gullys Station N Ca
April 12, 1865

To His Excellency
Z. B. Vance , Governor of N Carolina

Sir,

I have the honor to acknowledge receipt of your communication of this date, and enclose you a safe guard for yourself and any members of the State Government that choose to remain in Raleigh. I would gladly have enabled you to meet me here, but some interruption occurred to the Train by the order of General Johnston after it had passed within the lines of my cavalry advance, but as it came out of Raleigh in good faith, it shall return in good faith, and will in no measure be claimed by us.
I doubt if hostilities can be suspended as between the army of the Confederate Govt and the one I command but I will aid you all in my power to contribute to the end you aim to reach — the termination of the existing war.

I am truly
Yr obt svt

W. T. Sherman
Maj Genl




Page 2
Copy of Safe Guard
Hd Qrs. Army in the Field
Raleigh, NC. April 13, 1865

To all officers and soldiers of the U.S. Army

Grant safe conduct to the Bearer of this to any point 12 miles from Raleigh & back, to include the Governor of North Carolina and any members of the state or city govt on his way back to the capital of the state.

W. T. Sherman
Maj Genl Comdg