It’s the New York Times’ favorite pastime. But Abraham Lincoln? Alas, not even Lincoln is exempt from the Times’ overriding editorial imperative.
Today’s Corrections section includes this item:
A Washington Talk article on Feb. 10 about the role of politicians in shaping military campaigns during wartime referred incorrectly to Abraham Lincoln’s influence on the decision to seize Atlanta during the Civil War. He approved an overall plan by Gen. Ulysses S. Grant for defeating the Confederate armies; he did not specifically order Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman to take Atlanta. (General Sherman ultimately made the decision after the Army of Tennessee