This morning Burnside came in with Foster, a fine handsome fellow who looks like a soldier at least. . . . If I can get away during this campaign I think I will go either with Burnside or Gillmore.
SOURCES: Clara B. Hay, Letters of John Hay and Extracts from Diary, Volume 1, p. 183; Michael Burlingame and John R. Turner Ettlinger, Editors, Inside Lincoln’s White House,: the complete Civil War Diary of John Hay, p. 189.