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Tuesday, August 13, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

Gen. Anderson, appointed to command in Kentucky on completion of convalescence, dines with President. Gen. McClellan spends most of evening at White House. Anderson to wife, 13 August 1861, Robert Anderson Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC; N.Y. Tribune, 14 August 1861.

Lincoln writes Sec. Cameron: "Let now Brigadier Genl. David Hunter be a Major General of Volunteers . . . let George H. Stoneman, and William F. Smith, both now in the service, each be a Brigadier General of Volunteers. Also Henry W. Benham, a Brigadier General of Volunteers." Abraham Lincoln to Simon Cameron, 13 August 1861, CW, 4:483.