President Lincoln Pressures for Military Action in Eastern Tennessee

January 4, 1862

After reviewing a calvary division parading down Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House, President Lincoln followed up on correspondence with General Don Carlos Buell in Kentucky whom he had urged on January 1 to act in concert with General Henry W. Halleck to put pressure on the Confederate armies in the West: “Have arms gone forward for East Tennessee? Please tell me the progress and condition of the movement in that direction. Answer,”

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