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Monday, August 19, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

President orders Gen. Henry W. Halleck in California to report to Headquarters of Army in Washington. Thomas to Halleck, 19 August 1861, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Interviews Joseph M. Locke of Ohio, and endorses his papers to serve with Gen. Anderson in Kentucky. Locke to Anderson, 20 August 1861, Robert Anderson Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Advises Sec. Cameron: "At the request of Brigadier General Anderson, I have concluded to appoint George H. Thomas, of the 2nd. Cavalry, a Brigadier General of Volunteers. Also, let the Hon. James Shields, now of California, be appointed a Brigadier General of Volunteers. Also, Col. Michael Corcoran, now a prisoner at Richmond." Abraham Lincoln to Simon Cameron, 19 August 1861, CW, 4:491-92.

[John Hay, assistant secretary to President, returns to post at White House from trip north with Mrs. Lincoln. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 19 August 1861, 2:4.]

[Irwin withdraws $5 from Springfield Marine Bank. Pratt, Personal Finances, 176.]