President Lincoln Discusses Weaponry and Military Affairs

February 14, 1863

President Lincoln holds two conferences regarding Charleston with Navy officer John Dahlgren.  The second one includes Assistant Secretary of the Navy Gustavus V. Fox and General-in-Chief Henry W. Halleck.  The use and arming of Union ironclads is a continuing concern.

In the afternoon, the regular Saturday reception at the White House goes on for two hours and is heavily attended – leaving Mrs. Lincoln in a very good mood.

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