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Tuesday, September 17, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

President writes Gen. Scott: "Inform me what can be, and ought to be done as a recognition of the gallantry of the officers who fought with Gen. [Nathaniel] Lyon at Wilson's creek?" [Action in Mo., 10 August 1861]; Abraham Lincoln to Winfield Scott, 17 September 1861, CW, 4:526-27.

Sec. Chase hands President telegram from Gen. Sherman regarding available troops. Chase to Sherman, 17 September 1861, William T. Sherman Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.