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Thursday, November 27, 1862.+-

Aquia Creek, VA and Washington, DC.

President confers with Gen. Burnside on board steamer "Baltimore" preparatory to attack on Fredericksburg, Va. John G. Nicolay and John Hay, Abraham Lincoln: A History, 10 vols. (New York: Century, 1890), 6:200.

Proposes plan for attacking Fredericksburg: three forces to move simultaneously, one from Port Royal, Va., directly up south side of Rappahannock, one from north side of Pamunkey, while Burnside attempts crossing at Fredericksburg. Gens. Halleck and Burnside reject plan. Abraham Lincoln to Henry W. Halleck, 27 November 1862, CW, 5:514-15.

Returns to Washington before noon. Washington Chronicle, 28 November 1862.

Ohio congressmen wait upon President with petition for release of former Cong. Edson B. Olds (Ohio), imprisoned in Fort Lafayette, N.Y., for disloyalty. Cox and others to Lincoln, 27 November 1862, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Mrs. Lincoln arrives home after extended trip to New York and Boston. Helm, Mary, 204; N.Y. Times, 27 November 1862.