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Friday, July 4, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

General Marcy interviews President and Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton to press General George B. McClellan's plea for reinforcements. Abraham Lincoln to George B. McClellan, 4 July 1862, CW, 5:305-6.

Soldiers of War of 1812 assemble in Post Office Dept. at 11 A.M. and march to White House to pay their respects. Lincoln replies to remarks of Col. William W. Seaton, president of Association of Surviving Soldiers of War of 1812 and editor of Washington Intelligencer. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 5 July 1862, 2d ed., 3:1; N.Y. Tribune, 7 July 1862.

Asks General Henry W. Halleck at Corinth, Miss., to send 10,000 infantry if it can be done without changing any plans. "Some part of the Corinth Army is certainly fighting McClellan in front of Richmond. Prisoners are in our hands from the late Corinth Army." Abraham Lincoln to Henry W. Halleck, 4 July 1862, CW, 5:305.

Meets train of ambulances on road to Soldiers' Home and rides along some distance talking to casualties from peninsular campaign. N.Y. Tribune, 8 July 1862.

At Soldiers' Home in evening reviews recent military actions around Richmond with General Meigs and Henry H. Sibley, former governor of Minnesota. Extracts from Meigs Diary, John G. Nicolay Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.