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Friday, October 3, 1862.+-

General McClellan's Headquarters.

At sunrise President and O. M. Hatch walk to nearby hilltop. Surveying army camp, Lincoln comments: "This is General McClellan's bodyguard." During morning reviews Gen. Burnside's corps and cavalry near Antietam battleground. At midday President and McClellan ride in ambulances three miles to Bakersville, Maryland, for review of cavalry and troops of Gen. Fitz John Porter's and Gen. Franklin's corps. On three-mile ride Marshal Lamon sings several comic ballads [which later result in much public criticism of President]. Lincoln poses for half-dozen group pictures. Again sleeps in tent next to McClellan's headquarters. Lamon, Recollections, 147-48; LL, No. 1277; Memorandum Concerning Ward H. Lamon and the Antietam Episode, c. 12 September 1864, CW, 7:548-50; Evening Star (Washington, DC), 4 October 1862, 2d ed., 1:5.

Asks Gen. Halleck if cartel to prevent use of paroled prisoners prohibits using them for fighting Indians. Paroled prisoner may not discharge any duties of a soldier. Abraham Lincoln to Henry W. Halleck, 3 October 1862, CW, 5:449.

[During the course of the week, Mrs. Lincoln distributes more than one thousand pounds of grapes to the wounded and sick in hospital in Washington. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 4 October 1862, 2d ed., 2:1.]