January 30, 1862

President Abraham Lincoln works all morning at War Department, next to the White House.  Lincoln often reviewed telegrams from the war front at the telegraph office, which was transferred from McClellan’s headquarters to the office of Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton at Stanton’s insistence.  Lincoln probably spent time working on “Special War Order No. 1″ that would be issued the next day.

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