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Friday, May 6, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln receives request of George E. Perine, New York engraver, for favorite photograph, to be engraved on steel. Perine to Lincoln, 6 May 1864, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Cabinet meets. Each member reads opinion on Fort Pillow, Tenn., incident. [Massacre of colored troops, April 12, 1864.] Welles, Diary.

President in conference with Sec. Stanton at War Dept. asks Charles A. Dana, assistant secretary of war, to investigate and report position of Gen. Grant. Charles A. Dana, Recollections of the Civil War. With the Leaders at Washington and in the Field in the Sixties (New York: Appleton, 1902), 188.

Grants permission to Henry E. Wing, correspondent, New York "Tribune," to send 100-word story of fighting in Wilderness to his papers. Harper, Press, 137-38.

Interrupts Secretary of War Stanton and calls him from conference with Cornelius R. Agnew, surgeon general of New York, and G. T. Strong. George Templeton Strong, Diary, 4 vols., edited by Allen Nevins and Milton Halsey Thomas (New York: Macmillan, 1952).