The Papers and Writing of Abraham Lincoln, Volume 6
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Above book is the original source for quote about the importance of Cleveland, Tennessee, in the Civil War. It has been quoted by many authors, including Melba Murray (Bradley Divided).
"The Chattanooga expedition must not on any account be given up." (Stanton to Halleck)
"To take and hold the railroad at or east of Cleveland, in East Tennessee, I think fully as important as the taking and holding of Richmond." (Lincoln to Halleck)
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