No Day of Rest for President

April 13, 1862

President Lincoln continues to be concerned with the situation on the Virginia war front.  “At night I went to the Presidents, to get him to go with me to the Secretary of War to get a pass for Rev Mr. Emery of Quincy, and others to visit our Camps and Hospitals — He was already at the War Department,” wrote Illinois Senator Orville H. Browning in his diary.  “I followed and got the pass from Mr Stanton — There an hour.” The War Department was located next door to the White House and Lincoln frequently went there – to read telegrams or get away from petitioners at the White House.

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