Saturday, January 21, 2017

Diary of John Hay: Monday, July 13, 1863

The President begins to grow anxious and impatient about Meade’s silence. I thought and told him there was nothing to prevent the enemy from getting away by the Falling Waters if they were not vigorously attacked. Eckert says Kelly is up on their rear. Nothing can save them if Meade does his duty. I doubt him. He is an engineer.

SOURCES: Clara B. Hay, Letters of John Hay and Extracts from Diary, Volume 1, p. 85; Tyler Dennett, Editor, Lincoln and the Civil War in the Diaries and letters of John Hay, p. 66

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