Naval engagement at Plum Point near Fort Pillow as C.S. flotilla attacks U.S. naval force.

4th KY Cav (US) soldier writes May 10th, 1862, from Wartrace, TN


Affair at Winchester. President Lincoln expresses his pleasure in Grant’s obstinacy, saying that no previous commander of the Army of the Potomac would have held his ground under such resistance from the Confederate army. The boldness, and success of Grant’s campaign will create a heightened confidence in Union leadership that will ultimately deliver Lincoln’s reelection.