No Chance for Peace (February 13, 1865)

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The visit by the three Confederate peace commissioners has obviously failed to achieve any results. In George Meade’s opinion, another campaign appears inevitable. Spring approaches, and with it more fighting.

There is no chance for peace now. The South has determined to fight another campaign, and it is to be hoped the North will be equally united, and turn out men to fill up all our present armies and form others at the same time.

Grant returned from Washington to-day. He forgot to say anything about the court of inquiry, so I have to-day telegraphed Mr. Stanton, asking him to have the proceedings published.

Meade’s correspondence taken from The Life and Letters of George Gordon Meade, Major-General United States Army, Vol. 2, (New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1913), p. 263. Available via Google Books.

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