|Lincoln's Letter to Maj. General Halleck about Meade and Gettysburg|
|"Now, if Gen. Meade can complete his work so gloriously prosecuted thus far, by the literal or substantial destruction of Lee's Army, the rebellion will be over." Dated: July 7, 1863.
Brig. General Herman Haupt traveled from Gettysburg to Washington on July 5 to personally inform President Lincoln over his (Haupt's) frustration over Meade's inaction. It was this information that prompted the letter to Halleck above.