Statistics for occurrence #1 of “President Lincoln” in chapter 120, page 356 of Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 2.:
... the army and navy of the United States, the only officer having control of the prisoners.
To this end, I despatched an officer to him under a flag of truce, and, in making the proposal, I informed President Lincoln of my resolute purpose to check all barbarities on prisoners of war by such severity of retaliation on prisoners held by us as should secure the abandonment of the practice.
This communication was ...
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