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 Posted: Mon Oct 1st, 2012 06:22 am
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Um, I don't get something on that link. On the section of when the telegraph reached Lincoln it says

Sherman wrote in his memoirs that: "This message actually reached him on Christmas-eve..." However, in his Civil War News review of Stanley Weintraub’s book General Sherman's Christmas, Carl Schenker Jr. writes: "[Weintraub] puts Sherman’s Christmas gift message into Lincoln’s hands on Christmas Eve, one day early according to the extant military telegram."

Now to me Christmas-eve and Christmas Eve are the same thing, December 24th. Looking over it seems to be suggesting Sherman was saying the night of Christmas, which I'd call Christmas Day eve or Christmas Day night. Is that what Sherman was actually saying or was Christmas Eve also spelled Christmas-eve back in the 1860s?

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