Tuesday, December 27, 2016

John Hay to John G. Nicolay, Friday, April 4, 1862

Friday, April 4, 1862.

McClellan is at last in motion. He is now moving on Richmond. The secret is very well kept. Nobody out of the Cabinet knows it in town. Dug Wallack is in a great fidget about it. He knows something is in the wind but can't guess what.

SOURCES: Clara B. Hay, Letters of John Hay and Extracts from Diary, Volume 1, p. 57; Tyler Dennett, Lincoln and the Civil War in the Diaries and Letters of John Hay, p. 40.

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