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Wednesday, June 5, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

Subcommittee of Union Defense Committee of New York reports to President on forwarding of troops and munitions. N.Y. Times, 6 June 1861.

[Lincoln's private secretary, John G. Nicolay, leaves for two-week trip to Illinois. N.Y. Tribune, 6 June 1861.]

Lincoln prepares order for Gen. George B. McClellan to command Sturges Rifles of Chicago [later McClellan's bodyguard]. Writes Gen. Scott for assistance in preparing way for appointment of Gen. Meigs as quartermaster general. Abraham Lincoln to Winfield Scott, 5 June 1861, CW, 4:394-95.

Gives Marshal W. H. Lamon written testimonial to expedite organization of brigade of Unionist Virginians. Testimonial Written for Ward H. Lamon, 5 June 1861, CW, 4:395.

Interviews Henry S. Turner, retired army officer, Missouri farmer, and banking partner of Gen. William T. Sherman. Sherman to Sherman, 8 June 1861, William T. Sherman Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Receives May salary warrant for $2,083.34. Pratt, Personal Finances, 182.

[President's Mounted Guard wanted dead or alive. Southern sources offer $500 reward for each and every member. N.Y. Herald, 6 June 1861.]