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Wednesday, September 23, 1863.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln on regular evening visit to telegraph office decides to withhold telegram to R. A. Maxwell. David H. Bates, Lincoln Stories Told by him in the Military Office in the War Department during the Civil War (New York: Rudge, 1926), 37; Abraham Lincoln to Robert A. Maxwell, 23 September 1863, CW, 6:475-76.

Sends to Gen. Rosecrans at Chattanooga copy of dispatch from Gen. Braxton Bragg (CSA). "You see he does not claim so many prisoners or captured guns, as you were inclined to concede. He also confesses to heavy loss." Abraham Lincoln to William S. Rosecrans, 23 September 1863, CW, 6:476.

Returns to city from Soldiers' Home late at night for cabinet meeting called by Sec. Stanton at War Dept. Reinforcements of all kinds to go to Army of Cumberland by rail in seven days. Orderly escorts President to Soldiers' Home after meeting. Flower, Stanton, 203-4; Hay, Letters and Diary.