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Sunday, May 18, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

Asst. Sec. Fox informs Lincoln that gunboats in James River were repulsed eight miles from Richmond. Fox, Diary, Gist-Blair Family Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

In afternoon Lincoln confers with Sec. Stanton regarding Gen. McClellan's request for reinforcements. McClellan, War for Union, 345-46.

After 3 P.M. Sen. Browning (Ill.) and President visit soldiers in hospital at Columbia College. Browning, Diary.