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Monday, May 5, 1862.+-

Washington, DC and En route to Fortress Monroe, VA.

Lieutenant John Worden, commander of the U.S.S. Monitor, his eyesight still impaired from a wound received in battle with the C.S.S. Virginia, calls on President. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 6 May 1862, 2d ed., 3:5.

Samuel Strong, inventor, displays his breechloading carbine at White House. Bruce, Tools of War, 188.

Lincoln interviews Lt. Col. G. Montagu Hicks and orders his appointment as aide-de-camp to Gen. Wool with rank of colonel. Hicks to Lincoln, 22 May 1862, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

About dusk President, Secs. Stanton and Chase, and several others leave Navy Yard on board revenue cutter "Miami" for Fortress Monroe. Spend night on Potomac 15 miles below Alexandria, Va. Nicolay to Bates, 9 May 1862, John G. Nicolay Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC; Flower, Stanton, 154.

Receives April salary warrant for $2,083.33. Pratt, Personal Finances, 182.