President Lincoln Concerned with Virginia Military Campaigns

June 6, 1862

In response to General George B. McClellan’s persistent calls for more troops, President Lincoln orders the transfer of a division from General Irvin McDowell to General  McClellan.

Maryland Governor Augustus W. Bradford visits the White House with a Union Army colonel from Maryland who had been captured at the Battle of Front Royal on May 23. The Confederates had paroled the Union officer so that might negotiate “an exchange for himself and those of his command.” According to one newspaper, “President Lincoln received the gallant officer very kindly, and inquired with much interest into the details of the battle.”

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