[from the diary of Jonathan B. Hager of the 14th U.S. Regulars, as copied and annotated by him at a later date]
July 8th The army was reviewed to day by President Lincoln
It was a grand display. It was moonlight before the
President reached us. No doubt however the review
On July 8th, Lincoln paid an unexpected visit to view the Union Army. The army impressed him. McClellan did not.