McC. is in danger, not in front but in rear. The President is making up his mind to give him a peremptory order to march. It is disgraceful to think how the little squad at Yorktown keeps him at bay.
SOURCES: Clara B. Hay, Letters of John Hay and Extracts from Diary, Volume 1, p. 56; Tyler Dennett, Lincoln and the Civil War in the Diaries and Letters of John Hay, p. 39.