Monday, February 20, 2017

Diary of John Hay: October 24, 1863

This morning the President said that Dana has continually been telegraphing of Rosecrans’s anxiety for food; but Thomas now telegraphs that there is no trouble on that score. I asked what Dana thought about Rosecrans. He said he agreed that Rosecrans was for the present completely broken down. The President says he is “confused and stunned like a duck hit on the head,” ever since Chickamauga. . . .

SOURCES: Clara B. Hay, Letters of John Hay and Extracts from Diary, Volume 1, p. 112; For the whole diary entry see Tyler Dennett, Editor, Lincoln and the Civil War in the Diaries and letters of John Hay, p. 106-7

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