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President Lincoln visits General McClellan's headquarters at Fredericksburg, Virginia

Abraham Lincoln, Brady image, 1863, detail
05/14/1862
President Lincoln and Secretary of War Stanton travelled by steamer and rail from Washington DC to visit Gneral McClellan's headquarters outside Fredericksburg, Virginia. Lincoln heard McClellan's plea for more men for his advance on Richmond, inspected several regiments, and in the afternoon toured Fredericksburg itself on horseback. The presidential party returned to the capital that evening.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Frank Moore, ed., The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events, with Documents, Narratives, Illustrative Incidents, Poetry, Etc. (New York: G.P. Putnam, 1863), V: 10. 
Alexander S. Webb, The Peninsula: McClellan's Campaign of 1862 (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1881), 84.
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