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Wednesday, March 29, 1865.+-

City Point, VA.

President continues his stay at City Point, Va. William H. Crook, "Lincoln as I Knew Him. Compiled and written down by Margarita S. Gerry," Harper's Monthly Magazine 114 (December 1906):48.

Lincoln stays aboard the steamer, River Queen, while on a visit to General Ulysses S. Grant's headquarters. At 10:15 p.m., Lincoln hears "a furious cannonade, soon joined in by a heavy musketry-fire, opened near Petersburg and lasted about two hours." In a letter the next day to Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton, Lincoln recounts, "It seemed to me a great battle, but the older hands here scarcely noticed it, and, sure enough, this morning it was found that very little had been done." Abraham Lincoln to Edwin M. Stanton, 30 March 1865, CW, 8:377-78.

Telegraphs Gen. Grant: "Your three despatches received. From what direction did the enemy come that attacked [Gen. Charles] Griffin? How do things look now?" Abraham Lincoln to Ulysses S. Grant, 29 March 1865, CW, 8:376-77.

Inquires of Gen. Godfrey Weitzel: "What, if any thing, have you observed, on your front to-day?" Abraham Lincoln to Godfrey Weitzel, 29 March 1865, CW, 8:377; Official Records—Armies 1, XLVI, pt. 3, 271.