Monday, April 8, 2013

President Lincoln Presides at Grand Review of Union Army

Wednesday, April 8, 1863

General Abraham Lincoln visited the Union camp at Falmouth and presided over a grand review of the Army of the Potomac, marking the opening of the Spring Campaign of 1863. Fifty to sixty-thousand men participated in the review, and many observed that the Union Army had never looked better.1

1Winthrop Dudley Sheldon The "Twenty-Seventh," : A Regimental History (New Haven, Connecticut: Morris and Benham, 1866), 43.

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