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Tuesday, March 11, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

At cabinet meeting chronic dissatisfaction with conduct of war levelled at Gen. McClellan. Bates, Diary.

Former Gov. Dennison (Ohio) talks to President about War Order No. 3 and McClellan. McClellan, War for Union, 225.

"The President came into the [Navy] Yard, and I drove around with him." Extracts from Dahlgren Diary, John G. Nicolay Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

President issues War Order No. 3, placing McClellan in command of Dept. of the Potomac, Gen. Halleck in command of Dept. of the Mississippi, and Gen. Fremont in command of Mountain Dept.. President's War Order No. 3, 11 March 1862, CW, 5:155.

In evening calls several members of cabinet to White House and reads War Order No. 3 to them. Hay, Letters and Diary.

Writes check for $5.00 to "William Johnson (colored)." CW, 8:487.