Military Worries Preoccupy President Lincoln

May 1, 1864

Former Illinois Senator Orville H. Browning writes in his diary: “In conversation with the President last night he expressed great solicitude about the coming struggle with the Army of the Potomac. Said he had no fault to find with Genl Grant – believed he had done, and was doing all that was possible, but Lee would select his own ground, and await an attack, which would give him great advantages. Furthermore he had doubts of the fidelity of some of the officers under Grant, but had directed that they be watched & superceded on the first indication of faltering.”

President Lincoln asks to see Michigan Congressman Francis W. Kellogg and Governor Austin Blair.


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