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HEADQUARTERS OF THE ARMY, WASHINGTON,
Dear Sir, In accordance with the request contained in a note of the Secretary of War to me, of which I annex a copy, I request that you will have the goodness to proceed to Charleston, S. C., and obtain permission, if necessary, to visit Fort Sumter, in order to enable you to comply with the wish expressed in the secretary's note.
Very respectfully, etc., WINFIELD SCOTT.
- Winfield Scott
- The military operations of General Beauregard in the war between the States 1861 to 1865, including a brief personal sketch and a narrative of his services in the war with Mexico, 1846