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Saturday, August 30, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln continues to collect latest news about fighting in neighborhood of Bull Run. David H. Bates, Lincoln Stories Told by him in the Military Office in the War Department during the Civil War (New York: Rudge, 1926), 34; Abraham Lincoln to Nathaniel P. Banks, 30 August 1862, CW, 5:400; Abraham Lincoln to Herman Haupt, 30 August 1862, CW, 5:400-1; Abraham Lincoln to Herman Haupt, 30 August 1862, CW, 5:401.

Reveals peculiarities of Gen. Halleck to John Hay while riding to White House from Soldiers' Home. Hay, Letters and Diary.

Dismisses 12 officers of 71st Ohio Regiment who advised Col. Rodney Mason to surrender Clarksville, Tenn. N.Y. Tribune, 30 August 1862.

Considers at length indictment of Gen. McClellan prepared by Sec. Stanton and signed by Secs. Chase and Smith and Atty. Gen. Bates. Decides not to relieve McClellan of command under accusations. Flower, Stanton, 176-79.

"The President is very outspoken in regard to McClellan's present conduct. He said it really seemed to him that McClellan wanted Pope defeated." Hay, Letters and Diary.