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Tuesday, August 27, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

President directs Gen. Scott to state what can be done toward supplying officers for New Jersey regiments. Abraham Lincoln to Winfield Scott, 27 August 1861, CW, 4:500.

President and Sec. Cameron sign order for purchase of mules at $8 each. Gen. Meigs objects to price as being too high. Meigs to Cameron, 27 August 1861, Salmon P. Chase Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

From the White House balcony, President Lincoln, presidential aide William O. Stoddard, and U.S. Senator Preston King, of New York, listen to a band performance by New York's Second German Regiment, also known as the "Cameron Rifles." The band honors Lincoln with the tunes, "Hail to the Chief," and "The Star Spangled Banner." A newspaper reports, "His Excellency bowed his thanks and retired." New York Herald, 28 August 1861, 1:2.

[Mrs. Lincoln travels from Albany to Auburn, New York, with Secretary of State William H. Seward. National Republican (Washington, DC), 29 August 1861, 3:3; Evening Star (Washington, DC), 29 August 1861, 3:6.]