President Leaves Washington to visit Army of Potomac at Aquia Creek

April 19, 1863

General-in-Chief Henry W. Halleck, Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton and the President visit General Joseph Hooker’s headquarters at Aquia Creek.  Presidential aide John G. Nicolay writes colleague John Hay: “The President and Secretary of War went off on a reconnaissance yesterday – I suppose to Acquia Creek but returned in the evening.  What they did or saw has not transpired.”

President Lincoln writes Attorney General Edward Bates: “I have promised this lady to ask your attention to the application of her husband, James E. Dunawin, for a pardon—the application said to now be before you.”

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