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Sunday, August 25, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

President Lincoln, Secretary of State William Seward, and Secretary of the Navy Gideon Welles join the Second New Hampshire Regiment for Sunday services. Afterward, Lincoln inspects the rest of General Joseph Hooker's Brigade. Lincoln also reviews the California Regiment, also known as the Seventy-first Pennsylvania Regiment. Lincoln's long-time friend and U.S. Senator from Oregon, Colonel Edward D. Baker, commands the Seventy-first Pennsylvania. New York Times, 26 August 1861, 1:2; Charles H. Banes, History of the Philadelphia Brigade (Philadelphia, PA: J. B. Lippincott & Co., 1876), 9; Martin A. Haynes, A History of the Second Regiment, New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry, in the War of the Rebellion (Lakeport, NH: 1896), 42-43.