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Saturday, October 4, 1862.+-

General McClellan's Headquarters, Frederick, MD, and Washington, DC.

President and Gen. McClellan visit wounded in vicinity of headquarters. At Sharpsburg, Md., (Antietam) Lincoln visits "Fighting Dick" (Gen. Israel B.) Richardson who lies mortally wounded in farmhouse. At noon they ride to South Mountain battleground and conclude their survey. Lamon, Recollections, 147-48; LL, No. 1277.

Enthusiastic reception with signal guns and parade welcomes President to Frederick about 4:45 P.M. He goes to residence of Mrs. Ramsey to see Gen. George L. Hartsuff who is ill from wounds received at Antietam. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 6 October 1862, 2d ed., 1:6.

Addresses brief remarks to crowd assembled in front of house. About five minutes later speaks to crowd at railway station. At 10 P.M. special train bearing Presidential party arrives in Washington. LL, No. 1277; Speech at Frederick, Maryland, 4 October 1862, CW, 5:450; Second Speech at Frederick, Maryland, 4 October 1862, CW, 5:450.

Library of Congress sends "Herbert's Field Sports, 2 v., Fishing, I v." to White House. [Henry William Herbert, Frank Forester's Field Sports of the United States . . ., New York, 1858; Frank Forester's Fish and Fishing of the United States . . ., New York, 1859.] Borrowers' Ledger 1861-63, 114, Archives of the Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Mrs. Lincoln sends 1,000 lbs. grapes to military hospitals during week. Philadelphia News, 7 October 1862.