President Meets Gen. Irvin McDowell

April 19, 1862

Accompanied by Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton, Treasury Secretary Salmon P.  and Chase, Navy Commander John Dahlgren, and a prominent New York Repubican merchant, President take a cruise down Potomac River to meet Gen. Irvin McDowell at his headquarters on Aquia Creek.  McDowell’s troops had been withheld from General George B. McClellan to protect the capital.

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