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Thursday, June 13, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

Hiram Berdan, mechanical engineer and expert rifleman, in morning interview with President regarding formation of regiment of sharpshooters is referred to secretary of war. N.Y. Tribune, 18 June 1861.

President would accept another regiment from Michigan and hopes that regiment in Massachusetts commanded by Fletcher Webster will be accepted. Abraham Lincoln to Simon Cameron, 13 June 1861, CW, 4:405; Abraham Lincoln to Simon Cameron, 13 June 1861, CW, 4:405.

Hiram Barney, collector, Port of New York, and friends interview President about appointments. Baltimore Sun, 14 June 1861.

Secretary of the Treasury Salmon P. Chase and Secretary of War Simon Cameron accompany President in carriage with cavalry escort on trip to entrenchments on Virginia side of Potomac. Review troops at 7 P.M. Recross Long Bridge on foot because of damaged sleepers. Baltimore Sun, 14 June 1861; N.Y. Tribune, 14 June 1861; National Republican (Washington, DC), 14 June 1861, 3:4; Journal, 14 June 1861, Samuel P. Heintzelman Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.