|Brig. Gen. Nathaniel Lyon ( 1818-61) had been appointed commander of Missouri's Union forces in May. Lyon died on August 10, when an overwhelming force of state soldiers and Confederates defeated his troops at the battle of Wilson's Creek. DAB, 11:534-35.|
|Montgomery C. Meigs and Montgomery Blair made the trip in September. Nicolay and Hay, Lincoln, 4:413; William Ernest Smith, The Francis Preston Blair Family in Politics ( New York, 1933), 2:75.|
|Maj. Gen. John E. Wool commanded the Department of Virginia. Between May 1862 and July 1863 he presided over the Middle Military Department and the Department of the East. DAB, 20:514.|
|Col. James A. Mulligan ( 1830-64) of the 23d Illinois commanded Union forces in defense of the besieged town of Lexington, Mo., from July 1861 until his defeat and capture on September 20. Several days later, the victorious Confederate commander, Sterling Price, set out southward with Frémont in pursuit. The chase ended on October 25 without Price's capture, when Unionist troops captured and occupied Springfield, a town recently held by Confederates. Adjutant General Lorenzo Thomas accompanied Simon Cameron on his inspection tour to Frémont's command in October. Appletons', 4:458; Long, Civil War Day by Day, 131; Nevins, Frémont, 522-39; OR, ser. 1, v. 3:540-49.|
|Lincoln issued orders for David Hunter to replace Frémont on October 24, which were delivered on November 2. Basler, Collected Works, 4:562-63; Long, Civil War Day by Day, 131, 134.|
|On November 6, a court of inquiry had decided that insufficient evidence could be found to convict Col. Dixon Stansbury Miles of drunkenness at the first battle of Bull Run. Appletons', 4:321; OR, ser. 1, v. 2:438-39.|
|Brigadier general of volunteers Charles Pomeroy Stone ( 1824-87) commanded the 14th Infantry. On October 21, troops under Stone's command but led by Edward D. Baker, a popular former U.S. senator, suffered defeat at Ball's Bluff, near Leesburg, Va. Baker's death in the battle generated a storm of outrage in the North and led to Stone's imprisonment from February to August 1862. DAB, 18:72.|
Letter in clerk's hand, signed by Chase. Letters Received by the Secretary of War, Main Series, Records of the Office of the Secretary of War (Record Group 107), National Archives (micro 18:0221).
November 21st., 1861.
I must again call your attention to your Estimates for the current and next fiscal years, not yet submitted to this Department. Aside from the requirements of law, whereby the Secretary of the Treasury is directed to have all the estimates prepared and printed at the meeting of Congress, it is impossible for me, in the absence of all knowledge of the wants of the Government, either to complete any projet for the future financial operations of this Department to be submitted to Congress, or to accompany my recommendations with satisfactory explanations as to the necessity of any proposed measures for raising revenue.
I also call your attention to the necessity for minuteness as to the number of men now in the field and hereafter to be called into the field; and also specifically as to the supplies required by the Commissary General, the Quartermaster General, and the Paymaster General.1 The estimates submitted to Congress in July last were based