After the Battle of Gettysburg, General Robert E. Lee and his Confederate forces were withdrawing to Virginia.
President Lincoln felt that they were vulnerable.
Eager to get the agony of the war over with, President Lincoln sent word to General George Meade to attack.
With his message, Lincoln also set a personal note.
“The order I enclose is not on record. If you succeed, you need not publish it and take all the credit for the victory. If it doesn’t work, publish the order, I take responsibility.”
That’s how a true leader leads.
Not much more to say this week.
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