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Thursday, August 15, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

President visits Navy Yard twice today; during noon visit talks with Comdr. Dahlgren about housing 66 prisoners charged with mutiny in 79th New York Regiment. Extracts from Dahlgren Diary, John G. Nicolay Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC; N.Y. Tribune, 16 August 1861; Evening Star (Washington, DC), 16 August 1861, 2:1.

During afternoon Gen. Charles W. Sandford visits President and promises to return from New York with 10,000 men whenever required. N.Y. Tribune, 16 August 1861.

Lincoln names five commissioners of police for District of Columbia. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 16 August 1861, 3:2.

Telegraphs Gen. Fremont: "Been answering your messages ever since day before yesterday. Do you receive the answers? The War Department has notified all the governors you designate to forward all available force. So telegraphed you. Have you received these messages? Answer immediately." Abraham Lincoln to John C. Fremont, 14 August 1861, CW, 4:484-85.

Telegraphs Gov. Morton (Ind.): "Start your four regiments to Saint Louis at the earliest moment possible. . . . hasten everything forward as soon as any one regiment is ready. . . . We shall endeavor to send you the arms this week." Abraham Lincoln to Oliver P. Morton, 15 August 1861, CW, 4:485.

[Mrs. Lincoln visits Princess Clothilde, wife of Prince Napoleon, in New York hotel. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 17 August 1861, 2:1.]