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Monday, September 15, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

Gen. Sigel discusses his military position with President and complains that Gen. Heintzelman has higher command. Halleck to Sigel, 16 September 1862, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Sec. Chase accompanies Mr. Case (spiritualism and war prophecies) to see President. Postmaster Gen. Blair is in conference with Lincoln. Donald, Chase Diaries, 142-43.

President declines offer of three Negro regiments raised in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. N.Y. Tribune, 16 September 1862.

Writes J. K. Dubois: "I now consider it safe to say that Gen. McClellan has gained a great victory over the great rebel army in Maryland between Fredericktown and Hagerstown. He is now pursuing the flying foe." Abraham Lincoln to Jesse K. Dubois, 15 September 1862, CW, 5:425-26.

To McClellan: "Your despatches [relative to battles of South Mountain and Crampton's Gap] of to-day received. God bless you, and all with you. Destroy the rebel army, if possible." Abraham Lincoln to George B. McClellan, 15 September 1862, CW, 5:426.