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Tuesday, May 6, 1862.+-

En route and Fortress Monroe, VA.

Presidential party spends day on journey down river. Docks at 10 P.M. After brief conference with Gen. Wool, commanding at Fortress Monroe, Lincoln visits flagship of Flag Officer Goldsborough. Flower, Stanton, 154.

Makes trip to flagship near midnight in tugboat. Returns to revenue cutter "Miami" for night. Chester D. Bradley, "President Lincoln's Campaign against the Merrimac," Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society 51 (Spring 1958):77; William E. Baringer, "On Enemy Soil: President Lincoln's Norfolk Campaign," Abraham Lincoln Quarterly 7 (March 1952):8-10.