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Saturday, May 10, 1862.+-

Fortress Monroe, VA.

President and Secretaries Chase and Stanton accompany General Wool to landing place near Willoughby Point where troops begin march to Norfolk. Lincoln and Stanton return to Fortress Monroe, Va. Chase goes to Norfolk with Wool. Chester D. Bradley, "President Lincoln's Campaign against the Merrimac," Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society 51 (Spring 1958):83.

President remains in Fortress Monroe all day. William E. Baringer, "On Enemy Soil: President Lincoln's Norfolk Campaign," Abraham Lincoln Quarterly 7 (March 1952):18-24.

Discovers that troops commanded by Colonel Joseph B. Carr and General Mansfield are not taking part in attack on Norfolk. Infuriated he bounces his tall hat off the floor and dictates orders involving these troops. Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Being for the Most Part Contributions by Union and Confederate Officers, 4 vols. (1884-1887; reprint, with a new introduction by Roy F. Nichols, New York: T. Yoseloff, 1956), 2:152.

Retires to bed between 9 and 10 P.M. in Quarters No. 1. LeGrand B. Cannon, Personal Reminiscences of the Rebellion, 1861-1866 (New York: Burr Print. House, 1895), 159-62.

At 11 P.M. Wool arrives and announces to President surrender and possession of Norfolk. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 13 May 1862, 2d ed., 2:3.

President writes Flag Officer Goldsborough: "You are quite right in supposing the movement made by you and therein reported was made in accordance with my wishes verbally expressed to you in advance." Abraham Lincoln to Louis M. Goldsborough, 10 May 1862, CW, 5:209.