April 15, 1865: Sherman to Louisburg, NC – “I can promise you that events are in progress that will soon give peace”

Sometime, probably mid-day, on April 15, 1865, this message arrived at Major-General William T. Sherman’s headquarters in Raleigh: Louisburg, N. C., April 15, 1865. To the Officer in Command of the U.S. Forces at Raleigh, N. C.: Sir: In accordance with a resolution passed by the Board of Commissioners of the town of Louisburg, N.Continue reading “April 15, 1865: Sherman to Louisburg, NC – “I can promise you that events are in progress that will soon give peace””