Mr. Seward to Mr. Koerner
Sir: The military situation in the southwest remains unchanged. The sieges of Vicksburg and Port Hudson are continued.
There has been a change on the line in Virginia. Lee has moved westward from Fredericksburg, and General Hooker’s army has, of course, changed position and attitude; but the object of Lee’s strategy is not yet developed.
I am, sir, your obedient servant,
Gustavus Koerner, Esq., &c., &c., Madrid.
- Same to other legations in Europe.↩