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Monday, November 23, 1863.+-

Washington, DC.

President, somewhat despondent over progress of Gen. Grant, takes "heart again" from success of Gen. Thomas in Tennessee. Hay, Letters and Diary.

Accepts resignation of General Robert C. Schenck, to take effect December 20, 1863. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 23 November 1863, 2d ed., 2:1.

Transmits to Sec. Seward contents of two dispatches, to effect that Gen. Burnside thinks he can hold Knoxville. Abraham Lincoln to William H. Seward, 23 November 1863, CW, 7:29.

Tad Lincoln still "quite seriously indisposed" with scarlatina, which he has had for a week. Daily National Republican (Washington, DC), 23 November 1863, 2:5.

[The Battles of Lookout Mountain (November 24, 1863) and Missionary Ridge (November 25, 1863) assure success of Grant's Chattanooga campaign.]