Monday, December 26, 2016

John Hay to John G. Nicolay, April 3, 1862

Thursday morning.

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.

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