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.

  1. Same to other legations in Europe.