President Lincoln Confers about Military Affairs

May 17, 1863

For the second day in a row, President Lincoln visits the Washington Navy Yard, where he confers with the commandant, Rear Admiral John Dahlgren at Navy Yard.   When President Lincoln returns to the White House, Dahlgren, a close military advisor, goes with him.

Arriving the White House, President Lincoln confers with Massachusetts Congressman George S. Boutwell about the Union position around Vicksburg, Mississippi.

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