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Monday, March 27, 1865.+-

General Grant's Headquarters and Steamboat River Queen

Lt. Comdr. Barnes reports as usual aboard River Queen and walks with President to General Grant's headquarters. Lincoln returns for lunch. After lunch President's party, including Barnes and Robert, makes trip to Appomattox River to Point of Rocks. Barnes, "With Lincoln," 524.

General William T. Sherman arrives at City Point, Va., in evening, and President has conference with him, Grant, and Rear Adm. Porter aboard River Queen. Official Records—Armies 1, XLVI, pt. 3, 196; Evening Star (Washington, DC), 31 March 1865, 3d ed., Extra, 1:5; William H. Crook, "Lincoln as I Knew Him. Compiled and written down by Margarita S. Gerry," Harper's Monthly Magazine 114 (December 1906):47.

Lincoln telegraphs Secretary of War Stanton : "Yours inclosing Fort-Sumpter order received. I think of but one suggestion. I feel quite confident that Sumpter fell on the thirteenth (13th.) and not on the fourteenth (14th.) of April as you have it. . . . Look up the old Almanac & other data and see if I am not right." Abraham Lincoln to Edwin M. Stanton, 27 March 1865, CW, 8:375-76.